We invite you to make an investment to empower a life, family or community today! Your gift towards empowerment will continue to impact lives further into the future more than you will ever know. For the gifts of sustainability, knowledge, hope and health have the power to not only impact families and villages today, but future generations as well.

Give a Gift
Give online: Online giving is simple and secure. You can use a credit card or make an automatic transfer from your bank account. Click here to give online.

Give by mail: Mail checks to Empowering Lives International, PO Box 67, Upland, CA 91785.

Since your gifts are tax-deductible, all gifts given to ELI are under the control of the Board of Directors to improve and empower the lives of people living in poverty.

Give stock: Click here to download the form to give a gift of your stock.



Become an Ambassador
You don’t have to travel to Africa to have a significant impact in advancing God’s Kingdom there! There are many ways you can empower lives in Africa from right where you are, from garage sales to advocating for orphans. Click here to see a list of creative ways you can get involved and support the ministry.

Blood for Missions
There has never been an easier way to mobilize your church or school community to help provide life skills for people in East Africa. By hosting a blood drive, your church or school community can raise money for ELI without giving a single penny! For every pint of blood donated, Blood for Missions will donate $20 to ELI. Click here to find out more information.

Change for Life
Involve those at your church or school to care for orphans and vulnerable children living in the slums of DR Congo. Through an innovative and participatory presentation, students of all ages learn about life in DR Congo through the eyes of one little girl named Ishara and then are challenged to take action as a group to collect change to help students like her. For more information, click here.

Love in Action
Do you desire your community to radically experience what sacrificial giving looks like? Bring Love in Action to your church, school or small group by joining together in solidarity to live as the majority of the world lives: on a food budget of $2 a day. Through this two-week challenge, your community will come together in a way it never has before. Click here for more details.

VBS on a Mission
You and the children in your VBS can help to change the future for a child and family. In partnership with you and the children you know, Trees for Life can help us to reach hundreds of families in Africa with life-changing skills – not only now, but for decades to come. To learn more about Trees for Life and the ways you can bring the program to your local VBS, click here.



Team Trips
We welcome all types of teams (churches, universities, families, etc.) to serve for two to three weeks at any point during the year. Teams have the privilege of living and serving at an ELI training center or Children’s Home in one of two villages in Western Kenya. For more information on taking a team with ELI, click here.