“I’ve found myself and am becoming who I want to be.’’
– Amarech in Ethiopia, who has gained renewed hope as a mother and neighbor through LIA’s OVC program
“Before, I misused money I got. Now, through efforts in saving, I have my own driving license and motorcycle. I thank God who allowed me to join this group and LIA for provision of trainings and related information.”
– James who is part of a savings group in Rwanda
“We are serving the kingdom of God until Jesus comes back.”
– A Muslim Background Believer we work with in Somaliland
“I am happy to go to school every day… because of the support I get from LIA.”
– Khamis, a 20 year-old in Egypt who passed her exams in 2022 to get into high school
“Water has the power to make dreams a reality. Thanks LIA for supporting us with water filters and training us on how to use them. I have taken on the responsibility to empower more community members on the usage and importance.”
– Kanakulya in Uganda, who is helping us cut down on communicable diseases caused by dirty water
2022 marked our first year of a new standardized, measure-based direction and 5-year strategic plan. Our goal between 2022 and 2026 is to empower 800 local churches to restore dignity and help transform the lives of 1.5 million people in poor and vulnerable communities in Africa and the Caribbean.
Dr. Yared Mekonen, LIA’s Senior Director of Program says, “We started 2022 with great expectation and renewed commitment under the main theme ‘soaring higher.’ We give all the glory to God for exceeding almost all program targets aligned with the strategic plan.”
As we head into 2023, Mekonen says, “We will be more focused and intentional to expand and deepen the wholistic impact through innovative local resource mobilization engagement, establishing model country programs, improving measures, and enhancing church to church empowerment. We earnestly pray and remain true to advocate for the poor and vulnerable and mobilize partners in wholistic mission to maximize national and global impact.”
Thank you for your partnership in 2022 and beyond!