Party2Empower Event Themes

Party2Empower
Host an event inspired by one of the women in our program below, or choose a theme of your own. Feel free to be creative!

“I threw a luau and set up a giving table for Convoy of Hope. Instead of birthday gifts, we had invitees give a donation. We raised over $800!”
—Sarah, from California

Christina — Jewelry

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Soon after Cristina became pregnant with her son, she lost her job. She was devastated. She had no income to provide for her baby.

Cristina enrolled in Convoy of Hope’s Mothers’ Club in El Salvador and was trained in finance, marketing, and trade skills so she could run a business. She also received lessons in hygiene and nutrition.

She makes jewelry and sells it at an outdoor market in the city. Her very first day, she sold everything she had.

“I feel proud and happy,” she says. “You never know how far you can go when you give 100 percent.”

Thanks to Convoy of Hope’s Mothers’ Clubs, women like Cristina are given a chance to do more than work a job — they get to fulfill a dream.

Party Favors

  • Beads
  • Jewelry making kit
  • Bangle bracelets or jewelry of any kind

Activities

  • Timed bead threading while blindfolded
  • Jewelry making
  • Jewelry swap
Kebnesh — Baking
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Kebnesh used to be a different woman. Her children often went hungry — as did she.

“I went four days without food once, because I knew my children wouldn’t have any if I ate,” she says.

She borrowed food from neighbors to feed her family.

Now Kebnesh is in our Women’s Empowerment initiative in Ethiopia. She learned how to operate her own business selling injera — a type of Ethiopian flatbread — and can save money. Business is thriving, but more importantly her children are thriving.

“I feed them whatever they want,” she says with a wide smile. “And I feed other members of our family who would otherwise go without.”

Party Favors

  • Recipe cards
  • Cookbooks
  • Bread mixes
  • Loaf pans

Activities

  • Recipe demos
  • Make injera or naan together
  • Discuss the Biblical significance of food
Genet — Coffee

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Genet and her son, Biniam, were homeless and living on the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She had no money, no work experience, and no education.

Then Genet enrolled in Convoy’s Women’s Empowerment initiative. She learned how to manage her finances and run a business. She now has a thriving coffee and biscuit shop. She can afford Biniam’s school tuition and has money to feed him nourishing meals. Genet and Biniam now have a secure future.

Party Favors

  • Coffee beans
  • Flavored creamers
  • Coffee mugs
  • Coffee-themed items

Activities

  • Coffee tasting/cupping
  • Brewing techniques
  • Coffee history review
  • Ethiopian coffee ceremony
Rosena — Gardening
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High in the mountains of Haiti, Rosena pulls a stubborn weed from the freshly tilled soil. She is a farmer — trained through Convoy of Hope’s Agriculture initiative.

She’s been a farmer all her life. But she always grew scarce crops that didn’t produce enough to feed her family, let alone allow her to save seeds for the next planting season.

But now that’s changed. After being trained on how to grow more abundant, disease-free crops, Rosena can care for her family, save seeds for the next planting season, and sell the extra harvest at market to provide an income.

“This has changed my life,” she says.

Thanks to Convoy’s Agriculture initiative, farmers are being given the tools to build a brighter future for themselves and their families.

Party Favors

  • Seed packets
  • Flower pots
  • Garden gloves
  • Starter seedlings

Activities

  • Repotting plants
  • Garden planning
  • Gardening tips
  • Visit horticulture center

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