Revival Time Ministries (RTM) projects have had a long association with TDT, with funding being sent over a number of years to run literacy classes, micro-loan projects and tailoring classes in the communities to Abarilela and Wera.
These groups have been growing steadily. There are now over 600 people learning to read and write. A further 200 households are benefiting from the loans programme, which is helping them set up income generating activities to improve their standard of living. One of the beneficiaries recently said ‘It is better to be in a group than alone because you can do more when you are part of a group’.
Since 2015, RTM has been working with these groups to help them take stronger ownership of these projects and become less reliant on outside funding. It is very encouraging to learn that they have taken on this challenge with great enthusiasm. Members of the groups are very excited by the thought of being able to finance their own programmes. They will do this by contributing small amounts to training costs, using the loan interest to increase the available funds and start some co-operative income generating activities. It is hoped that by doing these things that the groups will become completely self-financing by 2018; releasing them from dependency and raising their standard of living.
Stories from the RTM Projects