Not unlike most countries around the world, Uganda faces challenges related to the sex trade, particularly in its capital, Kampala. Women and girls, most of whom are facing extreme poverty, turn to prostitution to be able to feed and care for themselves and their children. The unfortunate result of this practice is that on average, four out of ten women/girls who are prostituted in Uganda are HIV positive.
None of this has to be. Pure & Faultless has established Rahab’s Corner, a sanctuary for women and girls who are exiting the sex trade. This home provides them a safe place to live as they establish a new path for their life. Our Ugandan team works to identify what each individual person needs — education? Or vocational training? A home? Or a hand up to keep their home? We will provide child-care for the mothers so that they can go to school without worrying about the safety of their children. We will love these girls like Jesus would: right where they are.
While none of this has to be, it is a reality for so many women and children. Children. The fact is we are going to touch only a tiny percentage of the population being prostituted, but those few are worth it. Every single one of them is worth it.
Become a partner with us to pay for the education of a girl who is motivated to begin a new life. Fund the safe home, Rahab’s Corner. Partner monthly to provide for the child care, food, rent, and medical costs of caring for the women and girls. Or give toward our building goals: (i) the interior build-out for two existing small buildings, (ii) secure solar energy, (iii) provide for long-term water, and (iv) build two additional buildings on the property for future residents. And one day, visit Rahab’s Corner and hug some of the people who you have blessed beyond measure. There are currently 18 women and girls who are in need of monthly sponsorships to cover the costs of their education. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a tangible difference! View Sponsorships.
Why Rahab’s Corner?
Old Testament scripture introduces us to Rahab, a woman who was prostituted and learned to know and love God. Even while yet a sinner, Rahab opened her home to God’s men who were sent to spy on Jericho. Joshua 2:1. Rahab offered a safe place. Because of her good works and belief in the one true God, Rahab and her family were spared the destruction of Jericho.
Like Rahab, we offer a safe place for women and girls in Uganda who were prostituted. By Rahab’s example, we pray the enemy would loose his grip on these women and they would be set free to worship God in spirit and truth. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13.
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18-19
For more information, read Broken Dreams and Glass Houses on our blog.
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