The vision of LIV is to rescue and restore lives, raise leaders and release stars. From the inception of LIV Durban, we have seen this vision play out in many different ways. Looking after orphan and vulnerable children will always be the core vision of our organisation but we have come to see that the secondary vision of LIV is equally rewarding – which is to create jobs for the people in our surrounding communities and see them rise above circumstances, earn an income and be able to take care of their families.
LIV Creative is an initiative of LIV Durban to uplift women in our communities and Carita McCririe, one of the members of LIV Durban Leadership and the innovative brain behind LIV Creative, has a massive desire to see women dignified through sewing and needle work. Through various upliftment projects, LIV has been able to witness many encouraging stories and today’s story is no different.
This is the story of Nonjabulo.
Nonjabulo has journeyed with the LIV Family since 2012. At LIV Church, Nonjabulo met Jesus and has since grown in understanding of the provision and love of God as a Father. In 2014 LIV offered her a life skills and sewing course. This was the start of releasing a God given talent. As a single mother, Nonjabulo saw an opportunity to develop skills and provide more for her three children. Despite being pregnant at the time of training, as well as incomeless, Nonjabolo was determined to finish the course. She loves learning new things and meeting different people. LIV Village has provided a peaceful learning space that releases her gift & talents.
Her determination has been ongoing. From the LIV clothing factory to the LIV Creative team she has proven to continually create outstanding products! Her passion and dream is to clothe people and enter the fashion industry in a way that brings hope, creativity and life to others.
Nonjabulo reached a major milestone when, after dedication to her job and faithfully and ethically practicing what she has learned, she could buy a piece of land with saved earnings. Recently Nonjabulo has been gifted an industrial sewing machine that allows her to work at home. The only problem is that she does not have space…yet. Through amazing craftsmanship, Nonjabulo is slowly but surely saving up money to build a house on her piece of land and what a celebration will it be the day that she can operate her own little business from home!
Nonjabulo’s story is only one of the many Hope Stories that plays out at LIV. We are privileged to see change on a large scale – whether through community upliftment or taking care of orphaned and vulnerable children. If you would like to get involved in the work we do at LIV, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and be part of the major change in our nation!