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)
Five Talents is a micro-finance organization that helps the world’s poorest families escape poverty. Partnering with local churches around the world, we train men and women, mostly desperately poor women, to form savings groups, take out loans, and build their own businesses.
It may seem surprising, but even the poorest people can save a little each week, start a tiny business, and fulfill their God-given potential. Because most of the participants use their earnings for their children, the result is healthier families, strong and sustainable communities, and vibrant and growing churches.
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: