Erica (on the right) and Scarlett have become close friends through the Rise Up Little Girl club at their church. Erica coordinates activities and encourages the leaders of other girls clubs in Chile
$550 per Girls Club
About this Mission Project
Chile has one of the fastest growing teen pregnancy rates in the world. Rise Up Little Girl is a network of clubs for girls between the ages of 8 to 12 in some of Chile’s poorest communities. Each club provides spiritual, social and academic support through mentoring, tutoring, art and friendship in 7 communities.
Erica Villablanca is a pastor’s wife, and coordinator of Rise Up Little Girl. She works with women and children in the poorest community in Temuco. Erica strives to give women and girls a vision for their future which will help them overcome the daily challenges of violence, poverty and substance abuse that are so prevalent.
Rise Up Little Girl currently works with 65 girls. As a result of this ministry, girls in several communities have improved their academic performance, come to know Christ and developed healthy friendships with other girls.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $5,500 to support 10 girls clubs for one year or $550 per girls club. These funds will provide art supplies, snacks, training materials and two all-day field trips for 100 girls throughout the year. This project will be managed by American Baptist missionary, Barbara Bolick.
It is anticipated that this project will not only provide a support network for vulnerable girls, it will encourage girls in the clubs to finish high school and lower the teen and pre-teen pregnancy rate among the girls participating in the project.
Connect to this Mission Project
• Pray with Barbara and Dwight Bolick and their partners in Chile, that the good news of new life in Christ will transform their communities.
• Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
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Erica (on the right) and Scarlett have become close friends through the Rise Up Little Girl club at their church. Erica coordinates activities and encourages the leaders of other girls clubs in Chile.