SINCE 2011


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We partner with indigenous people to disciple communities into Christian faith, enable vulnerable children to access formal education, and empower families to fight poverty

PIPES International serves indigenous and vulnerable people across the globe. We are currently focused on Kenya, DR Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Pakistan, and the United States. We bridge the gap between people in a place of economic privilege and indigenous people living in poverty by enabling economically privileged individuals and human-centric philanthropists, churches, and organizations to change the lives of thousands of people living in abject poverty through their giving. At grassroot levels, we mobilize multifaceted community-centered local partnerships and equip local leaders to champion the transformative interventions at the core of PIPES’ mission - namely discipleship, formal education, and economic empowerment.
PIPES International has a local presence in key focus countries, with staff in the field working closely with the communities we serve.
Our head office in the USA engages continually with the local staff through virtual and in-person meetings. The staff based at the head office undertake regular in-person missions to interact with and serve the communities at the heart of PIPES’ objectives.
Our discipleship mandate is guided by the great commission where Jesus sent out His disciples to go and make disciples of all Nations (Matthew 28:18-20).

The most incredible seed we can plant is God's word, and the greatest hope we can give is the hope of eternal life.

We have a two-pronged approach – ministering to those who have not heard the gospel and strengthening believers to apply faith in their daily walk. In-person missions are crucial to delivering the gospel to people unfamiliar with the Christian faith.

As part of our commitment to see believers equipped and established in the faith, we have developed bible study discipleship materials used during weekly bible studies in six countries.

The Discipleship workbook is available in eight languages. Additionally, we train and mentor participants to equip them for discipleship. We also expose and prepare participants in the United States, Africa, Asia, and Europe for ministry opportunities in local and international settings.

Since 2011, we have ministered to more than twenty countries and have our presence and ongoing ministry in six countries.

Education is a powerful tool for social and economic empowerment. It presents the most potent tool to bridge inequality and foster a thriving society. While most countries have progressed to fully funded or highly subsidized compulsory education, some societies grapple with access to basic education for a variety of reasons, such as lack of schools in the vicinity of households, lack of trained teachers, low understanding of the value of education at community/household level, monetary costs of education and lack of enabling factors such as availability of food in the households.  

In communities where we support education, we intervene to address the most inhibiting barriers progressively. In Congo's Mugunga Community (near Goma town), the most significant barrier was the lack of a school in the vicinity. We built a school in 2011 whose enrolment has now surpassed 700 children. The children receive formal education from trained local teachers and a meal to support their nutrition needs.

We are constructing our second school in the isolated, underserviced mountainous Idjwi Island. Harvard University once described the communities on the Island as a "forgotten population in the midst of its own kind of humanitarian crisis" Once completed, our school will serve a community that has been surrounded by war for years, is characterized by malnutrition, and is often bypassed by aid workers due to the difficulties of accessing the Island and the often-present potential for war or violence.
Poverty is dehumanizing and destabilizing mentally and physically. Economic poverty has a vicious cycle – it affects an individual's psyche by lowering their self-esteem and self-confidence. It induces individuals to withdraw from social and public life either because of shame or because they cannot meet the cost of participation. Poor people receive compulsion or repulsion. PIPES International exercises compassion and facilitates those in a place of economic privilege to exercise compassion towards the vulnerable.

Without socio-economic empowerment to provide for basic needs, even our education pillar is compromised. Our socio-economic empowerment programs aim at addressing poverty through livelihood interventions. A careful analysis informs our interventions of the socio-economic context, so we leverage opportunities thereof or create opportunities for income generation. Whether supporting families to initiate or improve their farming practices, helping start small businesses, or accessing employment, we aim to foster sustainable and transformative interventions in collaboration with our local partners and the affected communities. Where there are no economic activities, we empower families to initiate income-generating projects to earn a decent income to meet their basic needs. Our interventions include capacity building, providing tools and equipment, and fostering partnerships for sustainability.
We now run four sewing schools in Rwanda, Burundi, and Pakistan. The sewing schools enable us to impact life-long skills, enabling families to earn income and improve the quality of their lives. We also support farmers in Burundi, Rwanda, Congo, and Kenya.

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