"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

"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

"We are putting into practice what we learnt at E3’s Church and Community Transformation course. We now have a church food garden, with plans to expand it to benefit the wider community." Bishop Matabani, Swaziland

"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

"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


  • Impact review 2014 – nearly 20,200 people directly supported and over 108,600 others indirectly.
  • New E3 Facebook page – for latest news, stories and pictures from our partner projects in Southern Africa.
  • Bank account change – important information for Standing Orders and bank transfers to E3 Initiative.