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Monday, February 06, 2017

2016 ECHO Project Update




We are so grateful to everyone who has helped support the ECHO Project over the past few years. Because of your generosity, we have been able to continue helping some of the most vulnerable who live near us. Through this extension of our ministry here in Mozambique under African Outreach Ministries, we have always strived to make a difference in the live of individuals, and with your help, that is what we have been able to do.


LOOK AT 2016:

Here is a brief overview of what we did with the money that was donated to the ECHO Project last year.        






                Alex paid off the business loan for his tuc-tuc and now owns it free and clear!
                Began revamping the water well in Magola now that electricity is available. This included buying the electric pump, a water tank, and the structure. Project will be complete in early 2017.
                Purchased school supplies and uniforms for a young woman from one of our village churches who is attending school in the city.
                Continued distributing monthly food packet to families caring for orphans
                Supply blood pressure medicine for a woman in the village as well as other medicines as needed
                Provided baby formula and cereal to the mother of twins unable to breast feed. They recently turned one and are doing well!


DISTRUBUTION:

We gave out $5775 in funding various projects and needs. The largest share fell in the Compassion category as we have begun the overhaul of the water well in Magola.  The well is very deep and the hand pump kept breaking.  We are now installing an electric pump that will be housed in a new concrete building with a large water tank on the top.


LOOKING AHEAD:

As we look at 2017, here is a quick look at some of our goals for the year.

                Completion of the water well renovation project in Magola.
                Distribution of a second business loan.
                Continued disbursements of food packets and medicine to those most in need.
                Paying for the housing needs for a young man who is excelling at university, but is unable to pay these fees. (He will also be attending Bible school at the same time.)
                Glasses for a young college student who’s struggling with his eyesight.
                Working to get a young man who is going blind into the country’s only blind school. If accepted he will need to help with lodging and school fees

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