Five Talents fights poverty, creates jobs and transforms lives by empowering the poor in developing countries through innovative savings and microcredit programs, business training and spiritual development.
For those fighting poverty in countries impacted by natural disasters, ravaged economies, or broken political systems, understanding a country’s historical context goes a long way in restoring dignity to its citizens. Why does restoring dignity matter in fighting on behalf of the poor? Dignity provides a sense that an individual, a family, a community, are worth preserving and sustaining, regardless of circumstances. Dignity sustains the poor while defeating the circumstances of poverty.
Creating jobs is one of many important steps in defeating these circumstances. The jobs that Five Talents creates are undergirded by sound business training, funded by microloans and sustained by innovative savings programs. These jobs quickly become small businesses--all started with small amounts of money that go a long way in developing countries.
True, as a Five Talents entrepreneur grows her business, she increases her children’s access to healthier protein-rich meals, clean water, education, healthcare, and, ultimately, a sustainable community in which to grow up. But that’s not all. Five Talents offers its entrepreneurs the consistent spiritual support necessary for transformed lives. Each entrepreneur learns about God’s love, intention, and desire to transform her and her community.
“I have learned to understand God’s ways through the ups and downs in both my personal and business life. I have been able to thrive, rise and survive because of the Greater Glory of the Risen Lord!” Mary (Manila, Philppines)