Helping People Thrive

Our Work

  Empowering people. Changing Lives.

When you desire to make a difference in the world, how do you best help those in need?

You start with talking to those in need and find out what they see as the best way for them to thrive.  Our efforts start with the individual and making a positive difference in mind.  We focus on the skills, talents and desires of those in need to best help them learn to help themselves.

How do you make sure your efforts will help long term?

Promoting skills for empowerment focused on sustainability for the long term instilling self reliance and dignity usually work best.  We have worked to find the most effective, positive and sustainable methods to alleviate poverty and produce positive change, so those we have served may prosper and help themselves thrive.

“God sent His son to establish His kingdom on earth and Jesus said we are to continue his work.  We are to love in a way that others amazed by it, inspired by it and wish to be part of it.”

Volunteer Service Project

The Girls for Girls Project

We organize help to provide feminine hygiene supplies to women and girls in impoverished countries who have no resources to deal with their monthly period. They are often restricted from activities, family, work and school without needed supplies at this time.

Education and Empowerment Project

School for Girls Project

 We are building a school for girls and young women in West Africa to provide housing, education and income earning skills.  This will allow girls and young women to have a safe place to live and give them hope for a better future.    

Women’s Empowerment

The Giving Hope Project

The Giving Hope Project is a community service program in St. Louis, Missouri assisting marginalized populations including refugees, immigrants, under served and homeless. While meeting needs we will also offer assistance to empower them to earn an income and help them help themselves.  

Empowerment Work in Burkina Faso

Lighting the Path achieves our goals through biannual, 4-week trips to Burkina Faso.


Lighting the Path offers micro finance assistance in special need situations.  We assist those in desperate need with additional support to get their small business up and producing sustainable income.  We assist with specific medical costs and needs as they arise along with emergency requests on an ongoing basis. 

When compassion, creativity and generosity meet,

you can change the world.

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