Our Mozambique Story: 

David & Charlotte Hamblin

 
 

In the spring of 2006 David and Charlotte Hamblin were assigned by the LDS Church to travel to Africa and look for ways to help people feed themselves. After a short time, the Church decided not to go forward with any projects and pulled its resources out of the country. However, during the Hamblin's initial time in Mozambique, a woman approached them and said, “Many people come and say they want to help, but they never come back.” From that moment on, the Hamblins decided that they wanted to be the ones who came back.

 
                                                          David and Charlotte in front of the Boane Women's Center

                                                         David and Charlotte in front of the Boane Women's Center

 

The foundation began under the name “Regenesis.” But after reading a religious scripture depicting a story where the people were so righteous they were taken up into Heaven without experiencing death, the name was changed. The story speaks of people being so good that they had "no poor among them." Having no poor seemed like a wonderful goal to us, which is exactly why we changed the foundation name to No Poor Among Us . Our mission is to help the women and girls of Mozambique; we want to give them an opportunity to become educated and develop job skills so they too have a chance to create no poor among them.