Hopeful Gifts for Change2022-09-29T11:13:32-04:00
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You  Can Make a World of Difference

Giving to WHERE MOST NEEDED, as you see to the right, is the best way for you to help us respond to the most immediate needs expediently and efficiently.

Through the generous financial contributions of a CBM supporter, we are excited that WHERE MOST NEEDED in this year’s Hopeful Gifts for Change gift catalogue will be matched*. This match will help us further respond to the needs arising from each context and location in which we serve.

Where Most Needed

Bruno & Kathleen Soucy

CBM Team Leads

Latin America

Patty Nacho

CBM Program Officer

Bolivia

André Sibomana

CBM Team Lead

Africa

Elie & Mireille Haddad

CBM Team Leads

Middle East & North Africa

Suraj Komaravalli

CBM Team Lead

India

Conrad & Fiona Kwok

CBM Team Leads

Chinese Ministries

Click on each of our staff members to read about the specific pressures they see our partners facing around the world.

Featured Gift

Give a Pair of Rabbits

Rabbits are a very cost-effective and non-labour intensive animal to raise, producing highly nutritious meat along with enriching manure which can greatly improve soil quality. Rabbits are also highly reproductive and grow rapidly, leading to a very profitable animal for a family to raise.

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Central America & The Caribbean

GUATEMALA · CUBA · DOMINICAN REPUBLIC · EL SALVADOR

Where Most Needed

Your gift will help empower the local church to demonstrate that God’s love reaches all corners of the globe.

Gifts in CENTRAL AMERICA & the CARIBBEAN

Whole and Healthy Families

Foundations for successful learning for children at risk in Guatemala include homework clubs and after-school programs to keep them engaged and away from the influence of street culture. Your gift helps provide nutritious meals and Bible instruction. Parents also benefit from practical workshops, encouraging the health of the whole family.

Gifts in CENTRAL AMERICA & the CARIBBEAN

Grow Skills in a Community

Reports predict that following the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, El Salvador’s economy will be set back 40 years. Your gift will fund microenterprise, small agricultural and economic development training. Communities in El Salvador can become more financially stable and improve their income, despite the challenges they are facing.

Gifts in CENTRAL AMERICA & the CARIBBEAN

Pastoring Pastors

Pastors need to meet with their peers to be encouraged and support one another in ministry. In some locations, limited finances hinder this ability to connect. Sustain a pastor in their calling. Through your support, pastors in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala and Bolivia will receive assistance with transportation costs, food, lodging and training materials.

Gifts in CENTRAL AMERICA & the CARIBBEAN

Sustainable Self-Respect

Youth in rural areas of El Salvador often leave family farms in favour of pursuing a life in urban centres. They don’t see a future on the land. Your gift here can support new ecologically viable farming initiatives that increase income levels, grow dignity and raise their standing within the community as these young entrepreneurs revive local farms.

Gifts in CENTRAL AMERICA & the CARIBBEAN

Tools, Training and Transformation

Cuba is an especially challenging context to minister in for many reasons. Through this project, churches provide tangible resources and assistance within the communities they serve. Your gift will provide the resources for tools, materials and skills training towards economic transformation.

Gifts in CENTRAL AMERICA & the CARIBBEAN

Strengthening the Local Church

Cuba’s political and economic makeup and regular severe weather events make it a challenging place. As a result, church leaders here need a special mix of skills in both pastoral care and good development practices. Through your gift, these local pastors, many of whom are leading churches within their own homes, will be given further training to respond to the needs of those in their communities.

Bolivia

COCHABAMBA · LA PAZ · MIZQUE

Where Most Needed

Your gift will help empower the local church to demonstrate that God’s love reaches all corners of the globe.

Gifts in BOLIVIA

Sanctuary for Street Involved Mothers and Children

In the red-light district of Cochabamba, mothers who work the streets must leave their children at home alone and unattended. This leads to missed meals, missed school and an environment that is unhealthy and dangerous. Fundacion Emanuel offers a safe place where the love of Jesus is modelled. Your gift will provide psychological and educational support, meals, and a community where children and their mothers are cared for.

Gifts in BOLIVIA

Vegetables from Yard to Table

In Bolivia, rural families may have limited access to a well-rounded diet. Nutritional deficiencies can affect both physical and emotional health. However, families can improve their quality of life by growing a vegetable kitchen garden. Your gift will equip each family with their own set of construction materials, seeds and agricultural supplies.

Gifts in BOLIVIA

Education for a Brighter Future

Without computer equipment or internet access, children in impoverished situations face even more significant risks of becoming involved in street life and falling further into poverty. Your gift will support children and youth in this Cochabamba neighbourhood with the ability to access online learning and equipment along with tutoring and nutritional support.

Gifts in BOLIVIA

Thread a Needle

This women’s project is set to take off. Eagles Wings brings together women whose husbands are currently incarcerated. Without their husbands, women and their children are at an increased risk of poverty. Through training and instruction, they are learning to run their own small sewing businesses. Together as a group, they meet for spiritual support while gaining practical skills in budgeting and parenting.

Gifts in BOLIVIA

Beekeeping – Hives of Activity

Supply families in rural Bolivia with new skills training, equipment and supplies to begin beekeeping. Multiple hives in an apiary can produce wax and honey that improve overall family health and augment the families’ income levels through profit from sales.

Support Our CBM National Field Staff

CBM NATIONAL FIELD STAFF

CBM is committed to transformational change through empowering the local church. This means that we work with, for and through our global ministry partners. National Field Staff – or locals within the countries we work – serve as important bridges that link us to our in-country partners. Their contribution is critical to the success of CBM’s programs. Our National Field Staff are highly skilled and gifted leaders who have a heart for ushering in God’s kingdom in their local contexts.
National Field Staff help our partners when they need assistance building their local capacity for effective holistic ministry and sustainable programs. By supporting National Field Staff, you are empowering high-capacity local leaders who are inspiring change within their communities. You also directly support their efforts to partner with local churches to bring hope and healing in Jesus’ name.

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Africa

RWANDA · SOUTH SUDAN · KENYA · DR CONGO

Where Most Needed

Your gift will help empower the local church to demonstrate that God’s love reaches all corners of the globe.

Gifts in AFRICA

Teach a Woman to Read

Functional literacy and numeracy are critical for everyday interactions. Yet many women caring for their families lack these basic skills, keeping them in a cycle of poverty and its debilitating effects. This gift provides books, Bibles and gender training for Rwandan women. With access to education comes greater capacity for improving their families’ health.

Gifts in AFRICA

Provide Secondary School Fees

Education is the most effective tool for combating poverty. In Rwanda, education is also a means for peacebuilding and understanding. Your gift towards secondary education for vulnerable and parentless youth will create possibilities for further education and better employment opportunities.

Gifts in AFRICA

Peacebuilding Practices

The Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya is an overcrowded home to almost 160,000 people. In this environment, the potential for violence is an ever-present threat. Your gift will support practical peacebuilding workshops that enable women and other community leaders to heal from trauma, learn about conflict resolution and understand peaceful coexistence.

Gifts in AFRICA

Build Leaders and Build the Church

Ministry Leaders in South Sudan can advance their skills through training workshops, which equip them to better serve their communities. As a result, local church leaders have the knowledge and resources to sustain and stabilize areas devastated by violence.

Gifts in AFRICA

The Gift of Peace

Though much time has passed, the lingering impacts of the 1994 ethnic violence in Rwanda continue to be felt. Reconciliation and peacebuilding remain critical for a shared and prosperous future. Your gift will support arts and education programs that build greater understanding and empathy in the next generation.

Gifts in AFRICA

Reduce a Barrier, Open a Door

One barrier to education for children marginalized by poverty is simply the lack of funds for basic school supplies. Your gift will provide children in Rwanda with access to these supplies so that they too may reach their God-given potential through education.

Middle East and North Africa

BEIRUT · ZAHLE · MANSOURIEH

Where Most Needed

Your gift will help empower the local church to demonstrate that God’s love reaches all corners of the globe.

Gifts in MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

Summer Camp for Refugee Children

Children are terrorized by war and displacement due to violence. Many young people who have lived in Lebanon for several years still struggle with the emotional scars and trauma of past events. Your gift offers them the possibility to play and grow in a safe and welcoming summer camp experience.

Gifts in MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

Hope for Going Home

Refugees returning to their home countries face the real possibility that their former home is gone or their cities or towns are severely damaged. Help to fund refurbishing a home for a displaced refugee family as they return and rebuild following years of displacement.

Gifts in MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

Scholarships for Students

The mission of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary is to serve the Church by training leaders. There is an enormous need for trained Arab pastors, evangelists and skilled Christian lay leaders who can effectively reach out to their surrounding communities. Your gift towards scholarships will provide an opportunity for a student to fulfill their education and calling. These young leaders will strengthen the witness of Christian churches across the region.

Gifts in MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

Medical Care for Syrian Refugees

The rising cost of living in Lebanon is making life difficult for many families. Syrian refugees are stigmatized, marginalized and seen as outsiders. As a result, accessing medical care is beyond the reach of many. A gift here will help alleviate that burden by providing access to professional care and medicine.

Mobilizing Christians to join God’s redemptive mission in the world through their work.

Working with local churches and faith-based organizations around the globe, Vennture helps in the creation of transformational business initiatives that provide meaningful work for individuals, contribute to the flourishing of people and communities, and bring glory to God.

VENNTURE Gifts

Skills and Employment for Youth

In northern India, unemployment is negatively affecting young people. With training, jobless youth, many of whom are recovering addicts, are learning how to process organic fruits, vegetables and spices. Your gift here can help youth secure employment and give them hope for a better future.

VENNTURE Gifts

Producing Healthy Food that Enhances Life

In the Philippines, the farming population is one of the most impoverished groups of people. CBM works in partnership with Kabuganaan Philippines Ministries (KPM) to provide farmers with technology, training and necessary farm inputs, so they can produce higher-yielding and higher-valued crops. Your gift helps farmers access fair markets and provides community members with sustainable and locally grown food products.

VENNTURE Gifts

Self-Help for Sustainability

In the Philippines, vulnerable women and out-of-school youth struggle to get by. Your gift allows women and youth to join local income-generating self-help groups where they can receive training and the needed equipment and supplies, such as sewing machines and wood-working tools, to produce products or provide needed services within their community, while earning equitable wages for their work.

To find out more about CBM and our Vennture initiative watch the introductory video.

Stay up to date with information on partners, projects and events through Vennture’s website. Be sure also to like our Facebook page, follow us on Instagram, and connect with us on LinkedIn for updates throughout the week.

India

ANDHRA PRADESH · ODISHA · NAGALAND · KOLKATA

Where Most Needed

Your gift will help empower the local church to demonstrate that God’s love reaches all corners of the globe.

Gifts in INDIA

Plates, Profits and Proclamation

Discrimination by caste remains a significant cultural hurdle for those seeking economic opportunities. Your support of this plate-making program will increase skill levels and family income profits. Within this program, various caste groups work together for shared success. You are allowing these churches to demonstrate the unity made possible in Jesus.

Gifts in INDIA

Dignity and Development

The debilitating effects of addiction can damage individuals. Absent fathers leave children without role models and wives are running households without assistance on limited incomes. Your gift towards entrepreneurial skills training and small loans strengthens the recovery of young men, allowing them to reestablish their dignity and self-worth within their own homes and participate in assisting other addicts in their community.

Gifts in INDIA

Education Can Protect a Young Girl’s Life

Indian girls in poor rural communities are at significant risk of being married-off at 13, because “she is too much of a financial burden.” Teaching a girl to read opens future possibilities for her and her family. For example, when she can read, she can be employed in higher-paying jobs and contribute to the household income. If she marries later
in life, she and her child are more likely to survive childbirth. That is the power of educating a girl. She Matters.

Gifts in INDIA

Rescue and Restoration

The statistics are horrifying. Six hundred women and children go missing every hour. In Kolkata, an urban centre of over 14 million people, young girls from impoverished families are particularly vulnerable to exploitation. Shame and stigmatization from their families will bring further isolation. Through your support, they can receive victim counselling and training. Employable skills enable them to realize hope and a future free of exploitation and violence.

Gifts in INDIA

How Far Can a Water Buffalo Go?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, poverty rates have risen in India. A water buffalo can go a long way to support the health and wealth of a family. With its ability to provide nutritious milk and extra milk to
sell in the market, the improvements begin. When she calves, another buffalo will sustain another family. Any male calves can be sold, and these profits roll back into the purchase of yet another buffalo. In time the program will sustain itself. Your gift will get
a family moo-ving towards self-sufficiency.

Asia

PHILIPPINES · MYANMAR · THAILAND

Where Most Needed

Your gift will help empower the local church to demonstrate that God’s love reaches all corners of the globe.

Gifts in ASIA

Early Success in Kids Education

COVID-19 and the effects of lockdowns have set back the educational journeys for children around the world. Your gift here will support building foundational skills for young children in Capiz Province of the Philippines. Help this early childhood centre get their students back on the path of learning.

Gifts in ASIA

Practical Skills Training for Pastors

Pastors often fill many roles. In the Philippines, increasing a pastor’s skill-set enables them to serve their church and community better. Through your gift, they will receive practical training in leading meetings, managing budgets and community development practices. Strengthening a pastor strengthens the local church.

Gifts in ASIA

Essentials for Remote Villages

The Lahu are a minority tribe in the remote mountainous region of Myanmar with no electricity or sanitation, limited water supply and no schools. Support the development of these communities through basic medical supplies, water gathering systems and the construction of a building for use as a school and multiple other purposes within their community.

Gifts in ASIA

Rural Kids at Risk

Access to education is limited for children in rural Myanmar and Thailand at the best of times. The schooling disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak present students and teachers with further challenges in their education. Your gift will allow these students to resume learning. Ensure they can realize their hopes and dreams for
a brighter future.

ANIMAL & AGRICULTURE Gifts

Feed a Family for a Month

Families struggling with hunger and extreme poverty are facing challenges that have been compounded due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. CBM continues to work in Lebanon, South Sudan and Latin America to address food security challenges. Your gift will feed a family for one month in places such as these.

ANIMAL & AGRICULTURE Gifts

Pair of Rabbits

Rabbits are a very cost-effective and non-labour intensive animal to raise, producing highly nutritious meat along with enriching manure which can greatly improve soil quality. Rabbits are also highly reproductive and grow rapidly, leading to a very profitable animal for a family to raise.

ANIMAL & AGRICULTURE Gifts

Poultry Hens and a Rooster

Poultry are fairly easy to care for and help keep areas clean by controlling bugs and weeds naturally. Poultry are an excellent source of food and meat, as their eggs can feed a family while also being a reliable source of income. Poultry also create excellent fertilizer for farming.

ANIMAL & AGRICULTURE Gifts

Fill the Hen House

A double portion of hens along with a rooster. Poultry is an excellent source of food and meat, as their eggs can feed a family while also being a reliable source of income. Poultry also creates excellent fertilizer for farming. They are fairly easy to care for and help keep areas clean by controlling bugs and weeds naturally.

ANIMAL & AGRICULTURE Gifts

Pig

Pigs are a hardy animal that provide many valuable uses including pork, lard, leather, glue and fertilizer, as well as a variety of medicines. Pigs can also have up to five or six pigs per litter, at least once a year, which can be raised or sold as income to provide for a family’s needs.

ANIMAL & AGRICULTURE Gifts

Goat

Goats are versatile animals that can be raised in a variety of different climates and environments. Goats can produce up to two to three kids a year, and provide a steady milk supply as well as meat for families to have or sell. Goat fibers can also be spun and used in a number of ways.

ANIMAL & AGRICULTURE Gifts

Cow

While cows require more living space than poultry or rabbits, the fresh milk that they provide is invaluable for a family’s nutrition and health, while also being an important resource to be sold at the market for a steady income. Cows can have up to four calves in their lifetime, which can lead to a herd.

ANIMAL & AGRICULTURE Gifts

Fill a Stable this Christmas

As the animals reproduce, the chicks or piglets can be shared, allowing more people to begin to participate in their own advancement.

There is a lot of good work being done on this farm. Lend a hand through your animal gift towards community development with dignity.

* Total gifts up to $40,000 will be matched. In the event that a particular project or program is oversubscribed, or where local conditions prevent implementation, CBM will redirect your donations to where it is needed most. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $10 or more. Charitable registration number: 10684 3436 RR001

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