Opened my email to find this waiting in the inbox–
Greetings from the NGOs Co-ordination Board. I am pleased to inform you that the NGOs Co-ordination Board has approved the application for registration of “Tumaini Women Kenya ” as an NGO. Any of the organization’s three top officials can collect the certificate of registration at our offices in Co-operative Bank House, 15th Floor, during working hours (8.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm) Monday to Friday. The official collecting the certificate is requested to bring his/her original ID or passport for identification. Thank you Joyce Y.
This is VERY good news! There are several projects the “new” NGO is hoping to undertake and having this official registration/recognition, will help us in the process. One project we’re trusting the Lord will help us get started this year is to establish a Sewing Training Center for women of varied ages within our church and community. There are already several pieces in place for this project to go..just waiting on the Lord for what’s needed to “complete” the picture (and start a whole new picture–of women engaged in business and ministry!).
(by the way…Tumaini in swahili means HOPE!
And the rest of the story…is that on the very SAME Day– I received an email from Pastor Chris telling me that a donation had been given towards this project—in fact, the funds will help get the project established, and Lord willing, allow us to operate it for a year. By then we are trusting the project to be self-sustaining!
Yesterday I headed downtown to pick up the Certificate–and after filling in a form or two, came back with the official document! 🙂 We are thanking the Lord!! Will keep you posted as this project begins to unfold!