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The Weekly Window: Terraces in the Philippines


Our Weekly Window features a photograph taken by Joseph Paulini, an entrepreneur in northern Virginia who recently led a Business As Mission (BAM) trip to the Philippines.

Having worked in the country since 2002, Five Talents is now setting up an advanced business skills training program for established micro-entrepreneurs in partnership with George Mason University's School of Management.

"Even though we were at first focused on helping businesses get started with loans ranging from $50 to $300, we knew that some would grow beyond the mom and pop store, level," wrote Joseph in a recent guest blog post about Five Talents' early microfinance work in the Philippines. "The wonderful news is that some indeed did, and now we are preparing to give them the extra support that they desperately need."

The photo here shows just a few of the elaborate terraces that farmers in the country use to produce grain and vegetables in mountainous terrain.

Click here to follow Joseph's three part-blog series about Five Talents' program in the Philippines.