Eljo la Vida (I choose life) is a ministry that works with single mothers and their children, offering them support. This support includes caring for their spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing. It also includes providing the means and encouragement for these women to obtain tertiary qualifications. In this way, their quality of life and the lives of their children improve.
Project 1: Christmas Hampers. At the end of each year we hold a special Christmas program where we all meet together to remember what Jesus did for us. Being single mothers often with more than one child, these women have very scarce resources and have nothing to celebrate Christmas with. For many years now, we have provided Christmas baskets for each one of them. They are filled with essentials like rice,flour, sugar, oil, milk, biscuits etc. It is perhaps the only time in the year they could enjoy such things. Like all children hope for, the children are given toys and clothes which they are very happy with. This year we would like to be able to provide 28 mums with these baskets and to provide gifts for 40 children of various ages
Project 2: Education Scholarships. With this project our objective is that these women can overcome their disadvantage by way of obtaining a professional qualification and thus providing economic stability to their children. In this way they feel secure and useful. Many of them have been made to feel that they are not useful and have no value. They are women with low self esteem but when they have a profession they then feel accomplished and secure.