Muna and her mother Nadja work side-by-side in their kitchen at home pouring Grace Flame candles to help pay their monthly rent and provide for their family of six. The shock of starting over in a new country, culture and language has not diminished their gratitude. They were eager to work and provide for their family. When Muna, mother to 4-year-old Ameer, isn't pouring candles she is working long hours as a stocker at a nearby store. Her dream is to one day be reunited with her husband who was separated during the refugee resettlement process.
Ombeni, a refugee from the Congo, was resettled to Houston in 2019, with her husband and four young children. Sheexudesjoy, gratitude, and Jesus as she softly sings while making soap in her tiny apartment kitchen. She has a heartbreaking story of escaping war and spending much of her life in a refugee camp, where her parents still live. But whenOmbenishares her story, she shines Jesus, and she gives Him glory for her rescue. Her dream is to be reunited with the rest of her family one day.
Ruquia is a refugee from Afghanistan who lives in Houston, Texas, and she is a widow. Mercy House Global discovered she is an artisan who can hand knit beautifully. The creation of Mercy House Global's washcloths and hot pads provides Ruquia with a dignified job that puts food on the table, and she loves the purpose she finds in her work.
Sancha is originally from the war-torn country of Bhutan. She came to the USA with her husband from a refugee camp in Nepal. A refugee in a foreign country, Sancha faces seemingly un-endingly barriers of language and culture. In 2014, Mercy House Global began providing work for refugees in Houston and came to develop a strong bond with Sancha. Mercy House Global is humbled and honored to be able to provide Sancha with work that helps provide for her and her family as their unimaginable transition continues.
Caring for Korah
Korah is an enormous trash dump located in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. Though it is consumed with poverty, beauty rises from the ashes as talented artisans weave and sew beautiful, custom home products for Mercy House Global and The Grace Crafted Home. When you purchase from Caring for Korah, you are providing the means for these artisans to provide food, shelter and education for their children.
Miujiza means “miracle” in Swahili. To the women that handloom these rugs, that is what this opportunity is. Your purchase provides dignified work for a previously un-employed grandmother of a baby who lives at Rehema House, which is the Mercy Maternity Home in Kenya. This enables them to help support their family and keep them in safe quarters.