The Tesifa Project

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Tesifa Land 2018

The Answer To Abject Poverty Is Here

 

It seems like just yesterday we were starting off with a 2-pound bag of rice, determined to do more than just watch as people literally starve to death. You took up that challenge with us, and look where we are today over 2.4 million people served worldwide! And all because of YOU!

The dream does not stop here. It continues to grow and to expand far beyond today.  It reaches into the lives of these precious people for years to come. We are determined to help the people of East Africa make a permanent “life-giving” change for themselves and their families. Our goal is to provide them with opportunities they never had.

Asha

Asha’s Death From Starvation Broke Us

THE NEED

As you know, abject poverty consumes the eastern region of Africa where we work. We see it every day; children at risk of starvation. This was the cruel reality we saw when we first met Asha. Her death from starvation broke something in us, and the phrase refuse to do nothing took on a stronger, more urgent meaning. We began to see the root cause of this issue clearer than ever before.

Addressing abject poverty is not just about feeding, it is about changing the culture. The people in this region have lived in extreme poverty for so long, they don’t even know there is another way of life. But there is.

No parent should ever have to watch their child die from starvation!

 

THE VISION 

THE TESIFA PROJECT

Crisis Aid’s vision is to bring an end to abject poverty in this region of East Africa. Our objective is to provide opportunities to people who literally have none; giving them a better way of life through a sustainability program known as the Tesifa Project. This is a multifaceted, long-term project designed to create jobs and operate as a comprehensive training program for agriculture and dairy. It will also provide the Tesifa Project with an income stream to offset operational costs.

Through the Tesifa Project, Crisis Aid’s staff in East Africa will work with the people in this region. They will Show them, Teach them, and Walk alongside them as they learn how to work effectively within the fields of both agriculture and dairy. Once this is accomplished, those in the program will be provided with their own starter calves and high-quality starter plants. This will eventually branch out to neighboring villages through a cooperative (co-op) structure.

Now the transformation begins; a new way of life for the people and their families for generations to come.

Dairy Barn

Barn For Dairy Cows

Watch The Answer Come To Life

 

WHERE WE ARE TODAY 

The components of the Tesifa Project are; an existing Feeding Program, a Medical & Stabilization Clinic, a Dairy Operation, and an Agricultural Demonstration Farm. To date:

  • 15 acres of land associated with the feeding program has been purchased.
  •  Water well is being dug: projected to be completed by the end of the year
  • Dairy Barn that will hold 40 dairy cows has been constructed
  • 12 heads of cattle have been purchased
  • Bio-Gas system is now operational
  • Engineering Company has been hired and is looking at the existing land for placement and design of the medical clinic. This will include a 5-year growth plan toward a fully operational pediatric hospital and surgical unit

 

THE GOAL 

By the end of 2018, our goal is to raise all of the necessary funds for construction of the free medical clinic’s first phase. It is vitally important to stabilize the children in this region while the remaining elements are being put into place.  

But we need your help. We are asking that you search your heart, and to be a part of their solution. Please help us build the Medical Clinic these children so desperately need. There is no financial gift too small or too big! Every gift matters.

Every amount above and beyond this goal will go toward the 2019 plan:  

  • Phase 1 of the Medical Clinic completed and operational.
  • Dairy barn with 40 cows.
  • The first phase of the agricultural project started clearing the land and putting healthy coffee trees and rotation crops in.

Producing change for generations to come will not be easy. But it is possible. Working together in unison, we can make it a reality. How exciting it will be when we can give you an update on all of the lives you have changed through the Tesifa Project.

WILL YOU GIVE TODAY?

We thank God for you every day and pray His richest blessings on you.  Never doubt, you have made a tremendous impact on this world by continuing to refuse to do nothing!  

God Bless You
Pat & Sue Bradley
Founders, Crisis Aid International

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Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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Thank You For Giving To Mercy Chapel Vocational Center Graduates

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More than 140 Girls have now graduated!!!

Girls who once were trafficked and trapped in the red light district, have GRADUATED from Crisis Aid’s Mercy Chapel Vocational Center with a degree designed to support them for the rest of their lives! These girl’s lives are not only saved but free! Free with a new future, hope, and healing.

Thank you for giving the gift of hope and freedom to these girls in desperate need!

Here are Pat and a few of the girls in their own words wanting to say:  Thank you!

We are committed to seeing each girl thrive.

As a partner of Crisis Aid, you are helping us help hundreds of girls in need! Together, we are making a difference.

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148 girls graduated in November 2018 after dedicating a year of their lives toward learning a vocation. We are so very proud of them!

The cost to graduate is $350 per girl. This includes required fees, cost of the event, and seed money for their future.

We are currently developing plans to serve more girls in need and trapped in the red-light district without hope of rescue. Will you continue to partner with us to save more lives, more souls, and change more futures?

Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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Mercy Chapel Graduation

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Girls, still trafficked in the red light district, are GRADUATING from Crisis Aid’s MERCY CHAPEL Vocational Center with a degree designed to support them for the rest of their lives! These girl’s lives are not only saved but free! Free with a new future, hope, and healing.

We invite you to be a part of their celebration!

 

This video highlights exactly what happens at the graduation. A graduation like none other.

We are committed to seeing each girl thrive.

As a partner of Crisis Aid, thank you for helping us help hundreds of girls in need! Together, we are making a difference.

Background:

127 girls will graduate this November after dedicating a year of their lives toward learning a vocation. We are so very proud of them!

The cost to graduate is $350 per girl. This includes required fees, cost of the event, and seed money for their future.

Funding has been secured for over half of these precious girls, but there are still 60 waiting to be sponsored.

What is Urgently Needed Today:
The cost to graduate is $350 per girl (or an additional $21,000 for the complete graduation).
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Time is running out, you can help make their dreams come true today!

PLEASE GIVE TODAY

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Help Us Give To 200 Students

Will you help us give backpacks to 200 students who live below the poverty line St. Louis Missouri?

YOU ARE THE DIFFERENCE!

In partnership with Confluence Academy in St. Louis where 97% of the children and families survive below the poverty level, you will be an incredible blessing to these precious families who need your help. The impact you are making by giving and sponsoring the needs of one child at a time will enable us to give a tangible expression of Jesus Christ’s love and care.

This year we will host the 200 families at a shopping event where we give the parents the opportunity to have a ‘shopping experience’ with their families. In turn giving dignity, honor, and support to each and every individual.

Last year, one mother text us: “I trust u and it’s not many I do. We have no family here. Ur the closest we have to it. I thank God for having u and ur church family. I don’t know where these children would be if it wasn’t for u time. May God be with u all in Jesus Name.”

Will You Give Today?

If you wish to give items purchased, HERE is a link to the school supplies list of items we need.

Items may be dropped off at Crisis Aid Headquarters in St. Louis, MO between operating hours of 9am-5pm or contact us via info@crisisaid.org to make arrangements.

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Asha’s Story

Asha

Asha’s Story

At the young age of eight, Asha’s parents sold her to a local witch doctor, and the life she once knew vanished.  She was now his property and served him for an excruciating six years before running away.  Asha tried to escape her nightmare, but instead ended up trapped in sexual slavery in the area’s infamous red light district.  But God had other plans for Asha.  In 2009, we found her and welcomed her into her new home, your Crisis Aid Refuge Home.  Her nightmare was finally over!  Throughout the next few years, we had the privilege of witnessing her unbelievable transformation.

Let us share with you her life changing journey:

When Asha came to Refuge in 2009, she was withdrawn and afraid.  She could not read or write and had no dreams to share.  But things began to change, and soon after, Asha was heard saying, “I was lost, but now God has changed my life, and I will serve Him the rest of my life.”  We had no idea the fullness of that statement or what was to come.

Asha began taking courses at Crisis Aid’s Mercy Chapel Vocational Training Center.  She worked hard, and by 2011, she joined our staff serving as a runner and an office assistant.  One year later, she reached her goal of becoming the top graduate of Mercy Chapel’s first graduating class!  Just think, in only a few short years, Asha went from being unable to read or write, to graduating top of her class!  Because of her success and dedication, Asha was also promoted to be a Teacher’s Assistant in the Hair Dressing Department.

AshaBut her story does not end there.  Asha did so much more than just learn a new vocation, she went back to her beginnings and began rescuing others from the horrors of the red light district. She became a strong and very capable leader in our Global Safe Campaign.  Working with Crisis Aid to continue to rescue and restore victims held in sexual slavery became her life’s purpose.

By 2014, Asha was promoted to Assistant Coordinator of Mercy Chapel. And one year later, she became a Coordinator in the very Refuge Home that saved her.

Asha recently said, “I stayed in this Refuge Home for five years. I am working now as a normal citizen. These are the best five years of my life. Now I am happy. And above all, I have learned much love. I’m trying to give back by helping other girls.  When I summarize my life here, I found my true identity. First, I have found myself. And second, I have found something heavenly.”

This year, Asha celebrates 6 years of being on Crisis Aid staff! She continues to go back into the Red Light District bringing girls out and inviting them into your Refuge Homes and Mercy Chapel.  She also assists with the intake processes in the Homes and with basic counseling.  She shares her testimony with the girls still struggling, helping them understand the possibilities that wait for them.  After all, she knows better than anyone what it truly means to be set free.

Asha is responsible for assisting in rescuing and training hundreds of girls trapped in sexual slavery. The education you provided that empowered Asha can never be taken away from her.  In addition, the ripple effect you created touched hundreds of girls and will have a lasting impact on them and their children for the rest of their lives!

But Asha’s story is not the only one.  Many lives have been eternally changed through your giving. Real-life stories of women and children in other programs like your Children’s Home and the community around them.  Inspiring stories of girls that have graduated with a vocation they love and who are now free from slavery.  Even stories right here in the U.S. of children’s lives that have been touched through your “Wings of Love and Care” program and your U.S. Refuge Home.

Education can never be taken away from those who receive it. Education and the love of God can set and keep people free for a lifetime. Education can be the impetus which breaks the cycle of poverty forever in a person’s life, which also forever effects their family for generations to come.

With your partnership, we are launching new educational programs on dairy production and modern farming techniques in some of the most impoverished areas we have ever served. Rescuing people has always been one of our primary goals, but after seeing how the lack of education keeps people from ever breaking the curse of poverty, we are compelled to do what we can to end poverty where God has led us.

We are deeply grateful for the help you provide to young girls, children and families plagued with life-threatening poverty and oppression.  Your support has literally rescued them from the clutches of a living hell.

But you have done so much more than just help them; for many you provided life-changing opportunities that have propelled them into a life that is thriving.  Your programs have helped train, inspire and move many to live successful, independent lives through training and education.  THANK YOU!

Safe homes, food, water, medical care and the love of God save and restore lives. Your gifts save, restore and sustain by helping those who have no other way out of the cycle of poverty. But this journey for each person takes time, so please consider pledging a monthly gift in addition to what you already give annually.  Through your partnership, we can invest in the futures of more girls like Asha and other children and families who desperately need your help.  If we can impact one person at a time for the rest of their lives, isn’t it worth it?

Our vision for the future is to develop programs that not only rescue people, but that also create jobs and teach modern practices in the process. Together we can literally break the curse and shackles of poverty one person and one family at a time. But this can only be done, TOGETHER.

Thank you for considering increasing your commitment.

God bless you,

Pat and Sue Bradley