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Lydia’s Mission is a non-profit organization that empowers women in generational poverty and children in chronic food insecurity by addressing their physical needs, while embracing their hearts for Christ.

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There are women in eManzana, South Africa who spend agonizing days scavenging the dump to recycle just enough to feed their children that evening. Lydia’s Mission was created so that women can care for their families with dignity, allowing them to be fully introduced to and accept their value in Christ. When they do, they break decades of poverty and impact generations!

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Claire Brown, founder and director of Lydia’s Mission, understands at the deepest level that every woman deserves to know she is loved and valued by Christ. In order to do that, each woman needs to be introduced to Christ in a safe environment from someone she respects and trusts.The problem is women in eManzana, South Africa are burdened with worry about caring for their children. With few income-generating opportunities, women are forced to spend long, labor-intensive days in the dump trying to find enough to recycle to feed their children that evening.

There is no room in a woman’s day for anything beyond feeding her children, leaving her feeling hopeless.

Living alongside these women, Claire can feel their heartache and sees how desperate they are to care for their children. That’s why she founded Lydia’s Mission, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Lydia’s Mission helps each woman in the program by:

  1. MEETING HER NEED: Gifts from partners, like you, help to secure regular income-generating activities for women eager to feed, educate and provide for their families.
  2. EMBRACING HER HEART: As part of the program, women are invited to join other women in discipleship and bible study. Suddenly, they’re no longer alone.
  3. CHANGING HER WORLD: Feeling confident, loved and divinely worthy – these women will break generations of poverty and light up their worlds with good news about Christ’s love!

When you partner with Lydia’s mission, you invest in women, so they can stop feeling
hopeless, understand their value in Christ, and impact generations…forever!