Trivet Empowerment

Posted: November 14, 2018 by Patrice Miles in C.A.R.E. Africa, Egbe, Egbe Nigeria, Miles In Missions, Missionaries, Nigeria, Orphans, Patrice Miles, People of Egbe, Prayer, SIM

DSC_0008Meet Mommy Okikiola and Mommy Favour Girl……yes that is what we call them. These are two of our caregivers in our program. They take care of Okikiola and Favour.

Mommy Okikiola is actually the Aunt of Okikiola. Okikiola was abandoned by her father when she was very young. A few years later she was then abandoned by her mother. When we met Okikiola she was not in school and she was with living with her Aunt. Her Aunt was owing 3 terms of school fees to Okikiola’s school and was voiceless and exhausted.

Mommy Favour got pregnant out of wedlock when she was very young and the boyfriend abandoned her. She was living with her mother and trying to complete  seamstress training. When we met her Favour was not in school because she didn’t have money for school fees. She was voiceless and exhausted.

dsc_0206.jpgA year ago a missionary in Egbe showed me a trivet from Burundi she had bought that was made out of bottle caps and African cloth. She told me I should try and see if I could do this in Egbe with our caregivers. With the help of google I was able to learn how to make these beautiful pieces and train Mommy Okikiola and Mommy Favour. They make one piece about every 3 days and get paid immediately upon completion.

C.A.R.E. Africa’s vision and mission is To Invest Courage into the Voiceless and Exhausted. Empowerment is one of the many programs we offer to accomplish this. Both of these women have been empowered by learning how to make trivets. Help us empower them by purchasing one, two or three trivets for Christmas this year. They are only $8.00 and have the C.A.R.E. Africa label on the back stating that they were handmade in Nigeria. Order now to have yours by Christmas! Visit our Etsy store at to place your order.



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