Five Talents’ vision is to eradicate extreme poverty
by restoring human dignity and creating strong, sustainable communities.
Transforming lives through economic empowerment.
Five Talents is inspired by the biblical Parable of the Talents and the call of
Jesus to minister good news to the poor.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has chosen me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind; to set free the oppressed and announce that the time has come when the Lord will save his people. (Luke 4:18-19)
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. Five Talents helps the poor to develop their own businesses through sound business training, access to community loans, and participation in innovative savings programs. These businesses provide jobs in their communities - 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. Discover what it means to partner with Five Talents and walk alongside the poor: