Rewriting Lives – Family Sponsorship $30 per month
Stand as One Ministry is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the world’s poorest people. By becoming a family sponsor, you’ll be joining us in our pledge to provide food, clean water, education, food security, business opportunities, quality seed program – but most of all ‘hope’ for a better future.
By forging a connection with an individual family, you can see the effect your donation is having on the life of the family for yourself. At the same time, our focus is in on the community and its long-term development. By working closely with a community, we can help them build the skills and knowledge they need to stand on their own two feet.
You will receive a photograph from the family you choose to sponsor to let you know how your support is bringing hope to their lives.
That means your money is a hand-up, not a handout!
Abambo Chipangana and Amay Mary Wilson have 4 children, Valentina (8) not pictured, Ulemeleko (6), Miracle (3) and Zerafat (1 month). As with all in this village they have struggled in the past. The training they have received has really helped them forward, but they want to learn more. This year will be their first crop on their own land. They hope to fence around their house to have a vegetable garden. Their goals are to achieve a life with more income so they can buy soap, and if possible make improvements on their home with iron sheet roofing and strong bricks.
Chipangana is so thankful for the teaching we have brought to the village, as he sees they are at a privilege over other villages in the area. He sees that they are improving and learning to rely on themselves instead of aid from others.
To sponsor the Wilson family for $30 per month please go to our DONATE page.
Our next farming family, Amay Sasonda, is a single lady with 10 children! Only her youngest, Sparki (18), and three of her grandchildren live with her, the others are all married. Another family, Satifuna, a couple and their 1 child are also living with her.
She realizes that the traditional way of farming is not working, wants to learn and change, but has the struggle of her field being very far from her home. Supplies and harvests have to be carried on her head. She would like a goat to produce manure and the chance to grow vegetables. She has the hope of enough food to last the whole year and after that the chance to improve her home.
To sponsor Amay Sasonda and her family for $30 per month please go to our DONATE page.
Meet Amay Mwayowawo, a divorced mother of 5 children. She has been on her own for 5 years. Her son Harrison (20) isn’t going to school, but has taken on the responsibility as head of the family. Her other children are in school, but are struggling to grasp enough to continue at a normal pace.
Before the Foundations for Farming training Amay Mwayowawo wasn’t sure what she could do to help her family, but now she knows that her heart is attached to farming to get food for her family. She has seen a difference, wants to learn more, but still needs the basics like fencing to allow her to grow crops without the chickens and goats invading. She would like to learn more business skills to raise money for the school fees for her children, and to increase their food production.
To sponsor Amay Mwayowawo and her family for $30 per month go to our DONATE page.
This couple is Abambo Fyton (64) and Amay Maness Kalia (58). They have 5 married children, two of the couples live with them. They practiced the Foundations for Farming last year for the first time and are very pleased with their result. Their soil is healthier, they produced more food, and are keen to also learn about vegetables. They are currently building their own home, as they have been renting, so the completion of their home, with iron sheets is important. Add to that food for the full year and good health, that’s enough for them! There is nothing else they would like at the moment.
To sponsor the Fyton family for $30 per month go to our DONATE page.
This is Robina & Matthew (not pictured) and daughter Alinafe (God with us). They are a hardworking family. Before the Foundations for Farming training, they knew nothing about farming with manure use. Now for the first time, they can see a difference in their harvest! They are also growing soya and selling it as a cash crop. They would love to achieve crop production that would ensure food year round and grow their income.
They would like to achieve a good house with no leaks, currently the insects eat holes in their roof and during rainy season they never have a dry night’s sleep. Robina would like to learn English and in the future become a nurse.
To sponsor Robina and Matthew for $30 per month go to our DONATE page.
Jakim & Efilina Mofat have 8 children, 2 are married. Johan(36) partially blind, Lonely(19) has a child, Chikumbusto(15) has eye problems, Kambani(13), Abraham(6) and grandchild Hannet(12) live with them. It is not easy to find food. They have always had problems with hunger and illness. They still do, but they know that if they continue being faithful with Foundations for Farming techniques and training they will be able to grow enough food. Jakim was the 1st family to grow lemongrass! Their goal is to have enough food to feed their family.
To sponsor Jakim and Efilina Mofat for $30 per month go to our DONATE page.
Meet Esther. Her husband ran away last February and she has to care for their 3 children; Vincent(13), Haswell(5), and Wesley(1). Before the Foundations for Farming training, they suffered from hunger and illness. Last year Esther participated in the ‘Farming with Manure and Urine’ program and she’s loving the improvement in her garden. She hopes to have enough food to last until January, previously her harvest only lasted until October.
Esther would like to improve her roof with iron-sheets and would love to have food to last the whole year! Just having that and she would be happy!
To sponsor Esther’s family for $30 per month go to our DONATE page.
Meet Amay Khudzeni and two of her grandchildren.
Amay’s husband recently returned after working at a farm in Mozambique. They have five married children. Amay is taking care of three of her grandchildren; Ides(6), Alex(4), and Abraham(4) not pictured. The children all come from different families. The children are with their agogo (grandmother) to learn and talk with her. In the past they have suffered from hunger and Agogo had difficulty walking long distances. Through the Foundations for Farming training she grew moringa and using it has strengthened her. She also has improved harvest because of the training. Amay was surprised at the results of her crops after using urine as part of the fertilizer. She also makes soymilk for her family.
She would like to have more food in her home and education to help raise healthy children. She also wants iron-sheets on her roof.
To sponsor Amay Khudzeni and her family for $30 per month go to our DONATE page.
This is the Billiat family, Lyson 42 & Mercy 32, with their 3 children, Chisomo 9, Alex 6, Lethia 4 and Bezitha (1) (not pictured). They have always faced problems of hunger during parts of the year. Now, because of Foundations for Farming training, they see improvements in their food situation. They are learning to use available manure so they no longer need to spend money on fertilizer. They would love to reach the place where they have food year round, iron sheet roofing on their house, and money to purchase a bed, table & chairs. Lyson is willing to learn and is looking forward to attending more of the training sessions. He also has requested to learn business skills and how to live a Christian life.
To sponsor the Lyson Billiat family for $30 per month go to our DONATE page.
Amay Madria Simeon is managing her household on her own with the help of the children living with her. Her husband went to Salima, a 2 1/2 hour drive away, seven months ago. She has had no contact with him since then.
Her nephew, Ernest Johan, 18, has chosen to live with her, as well as her daughter Veronica 12, her 10-year-old son Lafika, and Regina, 2. It is hard for her to keep up, but it was even more difficult before she took the Foundations for Farming training. She has learned techniques and truths from the gospel that were never told to her before. This year her harvest was better, but not yet enough to last all year. Food security is her only goal at present because it has not yet been achieved.
Ernest is a faithful boy who is involved in the Teenager Bible Farming Football Club that Royson leads. We hope to add some business training for him so he can learn how to earn money.
To support the Simeon family for $30 per month go to our DONATE page.
This is the Bokolo family with two of their 3 children, Coletha 9, and Phelesta 4. They have always faced problems of hunger during parts of the year. Now, because of Foundations for Farming training, they see improvements in their food situation. They would love to reach the place where they have food year round, ironsheet roofing on their house, and money for school fees for their children.
They own 1/2 acre of land, not large enough to produce what they need, so they rent another piece. This is not ideal, so they would also like to be able to buy more land.
To support the Bokolo family for $30 per month go to our DONATE page.
The Brahim family has 4 married children and 15 grandchildren. They care for 5 of their grandchildren. It is not easy to find food. They have always had problems with hunger. They still do, but they know that if they continue being faithful with Foundations for Farming techniques and training they will be able to grow enough food.
They want to follow the training and continue to learn more to achieve these goals. They would like to see the opportunity in the future to have a good house and allow their grandchildren to study.
To sponsor the Brahim family go to our DONATE page.
This is Mr. and Mrs. Billiat and their grandson Lojenzo. The Billiat’s have 6 children and 21 grandchildren. They are a hardworking family. Before they came to the village they were managing to provide food the majority of the time through their crops and doing part-time work, but would always experience some lack each year. Their children were not able to go to school.
They would love to achieve crop production that would ensure food year round. That would enable them to retire from part-time work as they are growing older.
Lojenzo, who is 20 years old, failed his standard 8 exams, but he would like to finish school and start secondary school. He hopes for a future with a good home with iron sheet roofing.
If you could sponsor the Billiat family, please go to our DONATE page.
The Mogan family are another of our faithful farmers. Here they are with their two children Elise who is 7, and James who is 3. Before the training came to their village they struggled to even provide enough food.
They are putting the training into practice this year, and they see a difference in their field. They are looking forward to a good harvest.
They would like to achieve a home where their children are healthy, there is no more hunger, some household goods like a bed, buckets, or plates, and the ability to send their children to school.
The Mogan family can be sponsored for $30 per month by going to our DONATE page.