The contractors were beaming while holding up their first paycheck.

“Honest money!” They said after we gave them their salary.

“We’ve done a lot of things to get money. We have to feed our families, you know. It feels good to do it the right way.”

During times of conflict, the economy stands still. Markets inflate and job opportunities decrease. Without prospects for income, people can be forced to scrape by or find dishonest means to sustain themselves.

Post-war, the economy flounders as it struggles to reboot.

Our dream is to help those without employment, find sustainable ways for an income by offering specialized skills training (mechanics, carpentry, masonry, sewing).

Justice Rising currently has a sewing school that cycles around half a dozen students through the program every 6 months. The program is kept small and intimate to give women one on one care and counseling as well as jobs that can sustain their family for the future.

We are currently in the process of constructing our newest vocational school. We hope to finish and be ready for more students by the fall of 2015.