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Small Business School Classes on hold

Small Business School Classes on hold

We are looking at options for Lighting the Path to offer additional business classes to assist people who would like to learn how to start their own small business. With COVID and restrictions, we are not doing classes at this time, but will resume at some point....

The Story of Benkadi

The Story of Benkadi

 In the village of Kimini in remote Burkina Faso women have been empowered and their lives are forever changed for the better.  Lighting the Path has educated these women in business and production skills to form a small enterprise.  They learned how to make soap, how...

The Women’s Aid Fund

The Women’s Aid Fund

The Women's Aid Fund was established when one of the women we were working with needed a prosthetic arm.  There was no way she could afford this and we saw that this would make a huge difference in her quality of life.  Medical and special needs hinder the quality of...

Creating Rainbows in the Dark

Creating Rainbows in the Dark

This project is for the visually impaired populations in the villages. UPDATE 11/28/17 - Research is underway to teach eye health and hygiene practices, nutrition to improve vision and provide glasses and medical care for the visually impaired. Resources are so few in...

The Moringa Tree Project in Kimini

The Moringa Tree Project in Kimini

11/18/20 Update - Due to the terrorist activity in Burkina Faso, travel to the region is banned and this project is on hold. 11/2/17 Update - Still looking to acquire land11/16/15 UPDATE - Three additional water wells were...

St. Louis Projects

St. Louis Projects

Lighting the Path is helping individuals explore their talents and teaching skills to immigrants, refugees and marginalized populations to provide a product or service to market.  Often people in need do not have the time, supplies or assistance to explore what...

Yaya’s Story of the Walker

Yaya’s Story of the Walker

You do not always see the benefit of your work, but sometimes you do get that joy! In my experience, most times in life you let God lead and you follow trusting that you are doing His will and other rare times it becomes so obvious that God used you for a specific...

THANK YOU FOR JOURNEYING HERE

THANK YOU FOR JOURNEYING HERE

It is 9:30 am and already close to 100 degrees with the hot sun beating down.  We shade our eyes to watch our foot placement as we walk the rough dry terrain of the paths to the remote huts where the people live which make up the members of the village.  We...