"Looking after widows and orphans and others in need is part of our preaching of the gospel – we are trying to do the word. We visit people, love them, pray for them and encourage them." Pastor Ben Ndlovu, Nonjinjikazi Christian Centre, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
"I am now very hopeful of a brighter tomorrow and can see a better future for my siblings, thanks to support from my local church." Dominic, age 19, cares for four younger brothers and sisters in Kibera Makina slum, Nairobi.
"I had always thought 'there's nothing I can do without money', but I realised that there are things around me I can use. As a church we can have an impact on the local community." Pastor Elijah, Nairobi, Kenya
"Thanks to a microfinance loan, my business makes enough to meet my family’s basic needs. I was desperate but now I’m full of hope about the future." Gertrude, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo
"A pastor in a refugee settlement is a spiritual leader, community banker, counsellor, marriage registrar, social worker...he is the community's shock absorber, and training is a way of servicing him before he breaks down." Theodore Mbazumutima, REMA Ministries, Burundi
- Amisa's story: "Thanks to the microfinance loans, we can now afford to feed our family and have made blocks to build a house."
- E3 helps launch BUILD Partners – delivering training to the church leaders who need it the most but can afford it the least.
- Pastor Samson's story – "I know the loneliness and deprivation refugees experience. I don't want others to suffer the way I did."