Women’s empowerment helps women to find ways to provide for their families. Grace Center provides jobs and training, assists families in becoming self-sufficient through childcare, basket weaving, jewelry making and other skills, training and employment. Grace Center also runs a childcare training course where a woman will finish with a certificate and have the opportunity to work as a nanny at Grace Center or even work else where as a nanny.
Grace Center employs anywhere from 100 to 150 women at a time.
The Small Business Program helps to provide work for those who might otherwise not be able to find work, such as Kari, who is profoundly deaf, as well as other women. They make crafts using traditional Ethiopian ideas but add their own unique flare and style. Grace Center then sells these crafts to cover the salaries of these women. We also help single fathers to help start businesses like shoe repair and have helped moms to open fruit and vegetable stands, as well as well as tea houses and larger businesses like restaurants, cafés and hair salons.
Click here to see Lawaye’s story and her successful business.
"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God is this: to care for the orphans and widows in their affliction.” - James 1:27
Grace Center Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit recognized by the IRS, and all donations to Grace Center Foundation are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations (TIN 20-4510552).
Grace Center Foundation
P.O. Box 112692
Naples, FL 34108.