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Mercy Maternity House Inc

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Causes: International, International Development

Mission: Mercy house exists to engage, empower and disciple women around the globe in jesus name. Engage those with resources to assist; empower women to be self-supporting; disciple women as lifetime followers of jesus christ.

Programs: Rehema rescue centre continues to be the flagship ministry supported by mercy house global. In 2016 rehema rescue centre was able to rescue an additional 5 preganant mothers and successfully see the births of their babies. Rehema continues to counsel new and existing girls as well as help them re-enroll in school, teach them hair salon skills, jewelry making skills, life skills, and parenting skills and nutrition. Since 2011, 32 girls and 31 babies have been rescued by rehema. Once ladies have graduated from the rehema house program, there is oversight as they become self-supporting. Rehema's director,maureen kaderi, also oversees two artisan groups that mercy house global purchases product from. For more information see schedule o have hope womens group (hhwg) was started by maureen. This group is made up of underprivileged moms living in poverty in the slums of kenya. Hhwg group makes jewelry and other products exclusiviely for mercy house global. Mercy house global designs product samples, takes them to kenya, teaches the women how to make the products, and purchases the items from have hope women's group with the money earned by these women they have been able to put their children through school and provide nutritious meals for their families. They have also been able to pull their money to buy one motorcycle in 2016 to start a motorcycle taxi business that provides income for the 18 women in the group. Maureen and her husband, oliver oversee this group in addition to their work at rehema rescue centre. Also in 2016, maureen was able to take funds donated to mercy house global and start a second group that works with young street girls in the slums. This group, aptly named street hope, aides young vulnerable girls who beg during the day and prostitute at night in order to survive. Most all of these girls are orphans. Mercy hosue global provided funding and training to help these girls start their own artisan group and get off the streets. With funds donated by mercy house global, rehema was able to start the process of drilling a water well to provide the two maternity homes and surrounding community with clean water.

raising awareness of the plight of women throughout the world who need to be empowered to support themselves and their families. This is accomplished by speaking engagements,an online blog, heavy social media presence, selling t-shirts with the mercy house logo, and circulating the printed word. Mercy house has been able to work with multiple artisan groups to create product and provide sustainable employment for 200-300 women

fair trade friday, started in 2014, now has 3,600 club members dispersed through 3 clubs helping employ thousands of women. We are now helping 50 nonprofit artisan groups in 25 countries. Every monday through thursday from 9:30 a. M. To 12:30 p. M. Volunteers gather at mercy house global at 5814 fm 1488 to tag, quality check, package and label all of the artisan items for shipping in our three clubs. 90% of all the work done on these projects are completed by volunteers. One of the beautiful things about this effort is that mercy house global provides a play area for the young children of mothers who want to volunteer. Unlike many organizations, mercy house global provides volunteer opportunities for families and children of all ages.

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