Missionary Sarah Gross

Sarah Gross comes to CoLaborers with an impressive amount of experience in relief work and community development through economic empowerment. She has previously served in Haiti, Ghana and Zambia.

Earlier this year, the Lord touched her heart to serve through CoLaborers International as a missionary. She will be serving in business as missions to Chisomo Centers.

Sarah will be teaching a savings and loan curriculum that she helped to produce, as well as assessing and assisting the sustainable income generating projects (Mother’s Programme) that Chisomo has begun. She will work with local leadership to build on the capacity of the economic empowerment projects they have already found to be effective.

Chisomo is a Zambian-led organization that runs both a drop in center and over night shelter for street children in Lusaka. They provide education, basic care, bible studies and seek to reintegrate children back into families.

The rapid increase in the population of street children in Zambia in recent years has been attributed to poverty. It has been estimated that 73% of Zambia’s population are living in poverty. Poverty pushes children in poor families to the street to survive. When children are reintegrated into families, the problem of poverty persists.

To address this, Chisomo teaches  mothers how to make and sell tie dye and various handicrafts, as well as to grow and manufacture peanuts into peanut butter to sell to supplement their income. This is both a preventative measure for at-risk families, as well as a supplemental measure for families that have taken children back into their homes.

Please stand with Sarah as she assists this ongoing work and provides support to local leadership. Please pray for her and lend your support as she begins this journey.

GIVING:

Please make checks out to CoLaborers International and write “Sarah Gross” on the memo section. Please mail to PO Box 959 Chestertown MD 21620

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