EMPOWERING FAMILIES IS THE BEST
WAY TO HELP THEM REMAIN INTACT!
In Sierra Leone, families on the low end of the economic spectrum generally provide for themselves through some combination of subsistence farming and street selling, often living on the edge of survival. To help these families flourish, the CRC gives parents the opportunity to enroll in a microfinance program to learn small business and money management skills. Graduates receive a small loan to start or expand a small business. Acquiring these skills can truly help a family break out of the cycle of dysfunction and illiteracy that mires families in extreme poverty.
Family empowerment restores dignity and
responsibility, providing families with a
pathway to success. As the Child Reintegration Centre ( reunites orphaned
and abandoned children with families, they are helping the families become stable
by providing them with mentoring, skills training, parent education, case management,
and support for education and health care. Extremely vulnerable and foster families
receive material support to help them provide for their children. In addition, families are
offered a pathway to self sufficiency and an end to dependency on handouts.
To learn more about Helping Children Worldwide’s Family Strengthening Program, Visit https://www.helpingchildrenworldwide.org/empower-a-family.