Donation for Mom E's child care payment
This fundraiser supports Women's Hope Center
About This Fundraiser
Mom E is from Africa and has 3-year-old son. They entered our House of Hope at the end of January. In the case of foreign moms, they face greater financial difficulties because they have little state support. Thankfully, the designated support for her was connected and that covered her emergency living expenses. In addition, there are teachers who take care of her son and neighbors who gave her simple job and pay for her. So she makes a living. Recently, a bakery owner said he wanted to hire her. She agreed and we strongly supported it. Because the bakery is near from her location and her hobby is baking.
There is a problem that due to the nature of the bakery, working on holidays and every Saturdays is essential. When we told the owner that she had to take care of her child on Saturday, the owner arranged her to work every other Saturday.
Now we should find someone to take care of her child twice a month and pay for it. Taking care of an active boy twice a month on Saturdays for five hours was considered to be a responsible task beyond the range of volunteering, so we found someone who would be paid to work. However, the cost of five hours of child care every other week is more than she can earn from working every other Saturday. She will take care of it, but if the neighbors support her, she will gain more strength.
About Women's Hope Center
"ONE WOMAN & BABY AT A TIME"
Our mission is to see every life valued from conception and every exploited woman in Korea free, healed and empowered.
Thus, we seek to provide:
1) Crisis counseling, addressing physical, emotional, and
2) Long-term community, housing, and opportunities to acquire education and job training
3) Safe and dignified alternative employment through our developing social enterprise
Located in South Korea, Women’s Hope Center (WHC) is a registered non-profit organization that is wholly dependent on the faithful partnership of donors like you.
We seek to reach women at the moment when they first find out they are pregnant and have no one to turn to for help. Most of these young women reach us via our online chat at www.whckorea.org (Korean client outreach), making our reach national. We pick them up from motels or from bus stations. Others are referred to us by NGOs, government-run shelters (e.g. Pohang Family Center) and local churches (e.g.Jusarang Church, "Baby Box").
We run a crisis pregnancy center (the first of its kind in this nation) and "safe homes" (apartments in a community) known collectively as the "HOUSE OF HOPE."
Our clients include women escaping the sex industry (pregnant or not), teen runaways including those who are running away from family trying to force an abortion, aged-out orphans who have been surviving on their own by selling their bodies and young unwed mothers. We do not discriminate between unwed, married and divorced women. We do not discriminate between nationals and foreign nationals (e.g. sex-trafficked, bartered brides). The average age of our clients is 19 years old.
Your partnership in this essential, life-saving and life-transforming ministry is deeply appreciated. Thank you so much.