"He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination. He will outdo them all." -Ephesians 4:20 PT
It started as a dream. A dream to see a dent in poverty. When we began an entrepreneurship program in the slums for mother's and families of the most vulnerable children, we did not in our wildest dreams think a small class in a mud hut would bring healing and restoration to the hearts of so many. Shortly after the start of our program, we quickly realized our growth was faster than our space. We have seen rapid growth in a way only Jesus can do and we are thrilled to finally bring YOU into this dream with us. Regraced was birthed from a place of "yes" in the hearts of countless friends who carried this dream with us. It was birthed from a place of seeing a need and refusing to stay neutral. Regraced is a program that empowers families as a whole by addressing the root cause of child poverty: parents. What if we could stop devastation before it began, would you act quickly? With our program, we disciple parents one on one and come alongside them in parenting their babies. Once we feel they are ready to move forward, we then enroll them in our entrepreneurship class and teach them hands on skills from professionals that are skilled in different specialties. We have seen families come back together as one, deep wounds heal, and hope arise.
We dare to believe in a global movement taking place in the lives of the next generation. We strongly feel that restoration and reconciliation doesn't start and end with feeding hungry bellies and clothing the poor. The heart of our Father has always been family and we believe real change starts in the home. Over the past few years, we have emerged ourselves in one of the hardest areas of the world, the Kibera slums. The Kibera slum is the third largest slum in the world. Living conditions are harsh, desperate, and stricken with disease. Young girls find themselves pregnant at ages as young as 10 years old. Single mothers struggle to provide a meal at the equivalence of 1 US dollar a day. Father's are absent in the homes of many. This all leads to many children fleeing their homes to live a life on the streets in hopes of finding a better life for themselves on their own. What they are met with is a reality much different than this fairytale dream. We have heard the heart-wrenching cries of 8 year old boys strung out on drugs and selling their bodies to buy asylum. We have held the hands of single mothers who are children themselves. We have cried the tears with lonely grandmothers who are battling HIV and raising young grandchildren on their own. We have experienced and felt the pain of loss with our friends.
We are inviting you into this dream with us, friends. Every item you purchase in the Regraced shop is custom made by our incredible team of moms in the Kibera slums. With each purchase you make, you are employing and empowering families and putting a stop to child poverty one purchase at a time.