"I started caring for my younger siblings when I was 15 after our parents died from AIDS. Lulisandla Kumntwana provided emotional support, food, school stuff, and helped us build a house." Ntombi, aged 19, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
"Being a pastor of a refugee community is a blessing spiritually, but is economically challenging. Thanks to an E3 microfinance loan I set up a business to support this ministry and my family." Revd Samson Matabaro, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
"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
"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
"I lost both parents 5 years ago. Centre for Christian Missions is enabling me to continue my schooling and realise my dream of becoming a nurse." Elizabeth, aged 14, Back to School project in Zambia
- Training and chickens – how local churches are working together in Swaziland to support widows and orphaned children.
- Can you pray on a fortnightly basis for E3? The prayer email brings you closer to the work on the ground as you pray for E3 partners and those they serve.
- Amisa's story – "Thanks to the microfinance loans, we can now afford to feed our family and have made blocks to build a house."