Across the world in 2017, Mothers’ Union members, acting as volunteers in their local communities, touched the lives of over 750,000 people in 84 countries.
They did this as part of their personal commitment to show their faith in action, by reaching out to do what is needed, however small, wherever it is needed, often reaching communities which others struggle to reach. They do this in their own time, using their own resources.
in addition, funds raised centrally enable training, support and guidance for larger-scale projects which address needs identified in a number of different countries. The common thread of these larger projects is that Mothers’ Union members work with fellow members in their communities, in order to help them to help themselves – often, as in Uganda, enabling them to “soar like Eagles out of poverty”. These projects, funded by individual members and partner donors, support over 100,000 people each year.
In a number of countries, the work of members is supported and nurtured by a very small number of professional workers, known as “Community Development Coordinators”
Local projects are necessarily diverse, because they respond directly to local needs, and more can be found out about them on the country pages. However, there are some common themes:
- Prison work
- Supporting refugees
- Supporting victims of domestic violence
- Supporting orphans
- Ending Modern Slavery
- Healthcare and health education
- Caring for the elderly
- Supporting families