For many years Kids for the Kingdom has been working with our directors to create self sustaining projects. These projects help our beneficiaries become self-sufficient, allowing us to move on to support others in need. Over the years, through micro-loan programs, vocational training, small business training and other self-sustaining initiatives, programs run by Kids for the Kingdom teams have enabled thousands of people to provide for their own families and others in need. Biblical instruction is clear as 2 Thessalonians 3:10 says, ‘For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.’ Because we recognize the pitfalls of continually giving ‘hand-outs’, Kids for the Kingdom has always operated by giving a ‘hand up’ and strives to create self-sustaining programs that will not only support those in need in the community, but will also help support our schools and feeding programs for the coming years. Many of Kids for the Kingdom’s project centers are generating much of their own support – from our farm in Zambia to our general store in Nicaragua. Instead of just giving people a hand out, we have strategically invested in both ongoing programs as well as self-sustaining projects at many of our ministry centers. The Bible says hard work is difficult, but brings about a harvest. By following the Biblical model of charity, we are able to provide for their needs while also giving them pride in themselves and their hard work.