About Our Partner
In most African churches, women and children are the majority. Per their request, The Outreach Foundation has been supporting and encouraging women in many African countries including Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia through the Women’s Ministries in Africa project. Empowering women benefits children, communities, churches, and societies and indicators such as poverty and infant mortality levels improve when women’s conditions improve. Tumekutana, which means “we have come together,” is a gathering of Presbyterian women leaders in Africa who join together to support each other and to unite with the global church. The Outreach Foundation supported Tumekutana in 2015 and 2018. In addition to bringing women together for encouragement and training through Tumekutana, the Women’s Ministries in Africa project will also support Christian Women of Vision in Cameroon. This project seeks to improve the living conditions of marginalized people including vulnerable widows, orphans, and people living with HIV by offering micro-loans to women for generating income to take care of and improve themselves and their families. Increased self-reliance helps to reduce poverty and to expand the work of the church. The Women’s Ministries in Africa project also supports other initiatives for women across the continent of Africa.
Through this program, women from poor countries were given scholarships to attend the 2015 Tumekutana conference in Ghana. In 2017 funding was provided to women in Rwanda for Bibles and goats for generating income. This year’s Tumekutana gathered women from 23 countries in South Africa. Please come alongside African Christian women in their efforts to impact their communities with the Gospel of Jesus.
The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $20,000 for women’s conferences, training, retreats, and small income-generating projects.