Seek Economic Equity
West Africa Initiative (WAI)
Communities in Liberia and Sierra Leone are being transformed. Over 10,000 people, in forty-five communities, now have sufficient food for their families as well as opportunities for economic empowerment through the West Africa Initiative. The Initiative is a joint venture by Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and Presbyterian Hunger Program.
From Thomas Hacker, Country Coordinator, “WAI Liberia extends their many thanks and appreciation to members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) for your support given us even in the midst of the Ebola Crisis. It is our prayer that God continues to strengthen the Presbyterian Church as you help improve the livelihood and education of our farming families.”
As credible community based organizations, WAI partners played significant roles in the efforts to contain Ebola including establishing hand washing stations, supporting dry season farming thereby enabling community food security, providing micro-credit for members and school supplies for children.
Matthew 20: 1-16 "As a symbol for God, a landowner is persistently seeking laborers for his vineyard. What he promises each, regardless of how long they work, is enough wage to provide for life. This is not a parable about how to run a business but a parable that exposes the radical generosity of God and God's deep concern that everyone be able to sustain life."