You’ve heard the saying “If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day, but when you teach a man to fish, he will eat for a lifetime!” This is exactly what you and I are doing by
The challenge, however, is that Francophone Africa is one of the most economically challenged areas of the world with a lack of infrastructure and poor governance. Located primarily on the Western coast of Africa, these 16 French-speaking countries include the Ivory Coast, Mali, Cameroon, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, just to name a few. The goal
This past fall, Cru's
Staff support hasrisen from an average of 30% of the total need in September to 50% in December!
The capacity of the ministry team has risen from being able to fund 10% of their country budget locally, to now funding 25%.
The staff in Chad is rejoicing at this impact of local fundraising. The Area Fund Development Leaders say, “This is a direct result from the training the National Leaders received while at the Fund Development Summit.” Because the leaders have fully embraced the need for fund development, the staff are feeling supported with the freedom to act as fundraisers themselves, without relying on the area office or the global office for funding. Now that they have seen the fruit of their labor, the staff is very excited to continue making fund development a priority and see where it leads. This is just one of the 15 countries of Francophone making great strides to becoming self-sustainable. What could happen if every country gained this training?
This is one part of what YOU and I are doing as a part of our response to the Great Commission. Thank you for helping to make disciples in all nations!