The One Thread Project
est. 2016 / Kinshasa
DID YOU KNOW THAT NEARLY 77% OF THE POPULATION
IN DR CONGO SURVIVES ON LESS THAN $2 PER DAY?
Women make up the majority of this number.
Trapped in an endless poverty cycle. No access to education.
Lack of meaningful work opportunities. Single parenting. Hopeless circumstances.
in the face of these challenges,
the one thread project was born.
Meaningful relationships, gospel centered teaching,
sewing vocational training, and family wrap around support.
to EMPOWER women with through education
to EXPERIENCE purpose and freedom
to ENJOY God's love in community
At the very beginning, The One Thread Project was born out of deep desire to find a different narrative for children in Congo- instead of orphanages, families. We took a step back and asked a bigger question. What were the obstacles that separated mothers and their children? While many of the answers are complex, one is simple. Being able to provide a roof overhead and food for the belly requires access to money, which requires job skills. If we could walk it back to this step, then just maybe we could make an impact. Maybe one child might not become an orphan.
In a region that suffers from crippling rates of unemployment, many young people are unskilled and uneducated. The One Thread project seeks to change this through job and business training.
In 2018, an American team traveled to Kinshasa to implement the Alternativ Business Training. During the 40 hour intensive, students were lead by a Congolese/American team through exercises designed to support, encourage, and ignite entrepreneurs. An update on the trip is coming soon!