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Sew Powerful

Sew Powerful is a Christian ministry that exists to employ and empower people to pursue life in all its fullness. We do that by creating purposeful products that change communities-things like school uniforms, reusable hygiene pads, soap, and farm fresh food.

In Zambia, we employ our team with good paying jobs. Everywhere else in the world, we ask our team members to serve as volunteers. This allows us to have an incredibly low overhead rate of under 5%. You can give with confidence knowing that we are careful stewards of the funds we receive.

Women And Girls Empowerment

123,559 Purses Collected

A Sew Powerful Purse provides a girl with the hygiene supplies she needs to stay in school all month, even on her period. Thousands are waiting.  

Education

741,354 Weeks of School Enabled

One purse helps the average girl reclaim 6 weeks of school a year. Academic success is improved.

Employment

96 Staff in Zambia

Our passion is creating jobs to produce purposeful products like reusable hygiene pads. Our team members do well by doing good - and their households are transformed.

Volunteers

1,370 Volunteers from Around the World

Our mission is made possible by the generous donation of time from volunteers around the world. It's a foundational part of all we do.

Feeding The Hungry

10 Schools

In 2022 we’re supporting 10 schools with our daily feeding program in partnership with Convoy Of Hope. Children receive a nutritious hot lunch. The Schools receive a staffing grant for a cook and program coordinator – as well as support with logistics such as kitchen construction and water management.

Schools Served

100 Households

In 2022 we’re helping grow backyard gardens in 100 backyards in Ngombe Compound – the most difficult urban slum in Lusaka Zambia. There are 9 family members in each house on average. They receive the blessing of a backyard garden – and education on how to manage it themselves after six-months of help.

Gardens Created

6,000 Hungry People Fed

Through the School Feeding Initiative we’ll serve 4,850 children. Through the backyard gardens we’ll serve another 900. We’ll serve hundreds more in the community through direct assistance to the most needy. In total we’ll serve over 6,000 beneficiaries in 2022.

People Fed

40 Local Team Members

Our 2022 staffing plan calls for us to employ 40 local team members through our 3 core programs (the farm, the feeding initiative, and the backyard gardens). Each is given the dignity of work – and the joy of knowing their work is directly helping improve their community.

Locals Hired

3 Esthers Farm

We started the 3 Esthers Farm in 2015 with 10 acres of bare land. We are doing our best to respond to God's call to help feed the hungry kids in Zambia.

Our 2022 farm plan includes having 40 local team members in Zambia mobilized to serve food to nearly 6,000 hungry kids and families daily. We do this through our three core programs.

In Zambia, we employ our team with good paying jobs. Everywhere else in the world, we ask our team members to serve as volunteers. This allows us to have an incredibly low overhead rate of under 5%. You can give with confidence knowing that we are careful stewards of the funds we receive.

10 Schools

In 2022 we’re supporting 10 schools with our daily feeding program in partnership with Convoy Of Hope. Children receive a nutritious hot lunch. The Schools receive a staffing grant for a cook and program coordinator – as well as support with logistics such as kitchen construction and water management.

Schools Served

100 Households

In 2022 we’re helping grow backyard gardens in 100 backyards in Ngombe Compound – the most difficult urban slum in Lusaka Zambia. There are 9 family members in each house on average. They receive the blessing of a backyard garden – and education on how to manage it themselves after six-months of help.

Gardens Created

6000 Hungry People Fed

Through the School Feeding Initiative we’ll serve 4,850 children. Through the backyard gardens we’ll serve another 900. We’ll serve hundreds more in the community through direct assistance to the most needy. In total we’ll serve over 6,000 beneficiaries in 2022.

People Fed

40 Local Team Members

Our 2022 staffing plan calls for us to employ 40 local team members through our 3 core programs (the farm, the feeding initiative, and the backyard gardens). Each is given the dignity of work – and the joy of knowing their work is directly helping improve their community.

Locals Hired

3 Esthers Farm

We started the 3 Esthers Farm in 2015 with 10 acres of bare land. We are doing our best to respond to God's call to help feed the hungry kids in Zambia.

Our 2022 farm plan includes having 40 local team members in Zambia mobilized to serve food to nearly 6,000 hungry kids and families daily. We do this through our three core programs.

In Zambia, we employ our team with good paying jobs. Everywhere else in the world, we ask our team members to serve as volunteers. This allows us to have an incredibly low overhead rate of under 5%. You can give with confidence knowing that we are careful stewards of the funds we receive.

Interested in joining with local Sew Powerful Purse makers? Learn more about our chapter formation resources.

Use our chapter locator tool to see what's happening in your area. The tool shows both existing chapters as well as chapters that are 'in-progress'. Reach out to the chapter leaders and inquire about joining them or simply make a new friend and nearby connection. Try It Now.

Christ-Centered Widows
Empowerment

51,000 people in the community where we work are on HIV/AIDS Anti-Retroviral therapy pills (according to the local health clinic nurse).

Christ-Centered Girls Empowerment: 9 Lessons From Zambian Practitioners

Since 2015 we've served over 100,000 girls with our Christ-Centered Girls Empowerment program in Zambia.

The Journey To Becoming An Advocate For The Poor by Jason Miles

Over the last 30 years, I've been passionate about a lot of ministry projects. From the slums of Mexico City,  

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