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Offering Help, Not a Handout

Offering Help, Not a Handout

One of the greatest joys of working for TVM is how often I get to share our story with new people…to tell them about the magnitude of our project. I love watching their eyes grow wide when they hear just how many lives are being changed in Rwanda.

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What It Means to be a Woman in Rwanda

What It Means to be a Woman in Rwanda

It should come as no surprise that we at True Vineyard are staunch supporters of women working in positions of leadership. Both of our trauma counselors in Rwanda are Rwandese women as is our production supervisor. We employ 122 women because we know that, when women are gainfully employed, they are able to provide for their families and educate their children.

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Hope in Action

Hope in Action

Environmental professor and author David W. Orr once wrote “Hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up”.

I love this quote and think of it often when thinking about the women we employ in Rwanda. I love it because of the implication…

Hope is not just a wish…a dream… a longing for things to change.

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Back to School - The Chance to Hope

Back to School - The Chance to Hope

Tis the season here in the states when school-aged children leave behind the lazy days of summer for the structure of learning. We thought, in honor of those who have returned, or soon will return, to school, we would give you a window into school life in Rwanda.

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Rebirth

Rebirth

So many inspiring stories come out of Rwanda and Umuzabibu Mwiza,, our facility for True Vineyard Ministries. The story of the employment of Odette and the subsequent birth of her daughter, Diana, is too precious not to share.   But first, a little background on the very early days of True Vineyard Ministries and the process used to hire and empower our first employees.   When True Vineyard Ministries was founded in 2007, the game plan was to employ ten women living in and around Susa Village to build the foundation for the Handspun Hope brand.  The vision of True Vineyard Ministries...

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