Guiding Principles

Based on the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25: 14-30), Five Talents encourages and inspires improvement of the socioeconomic status of the poor through personal responsibility, faithful stewardship, service to community, and respect for the dignity of all human beings.

We are a Christian micro-enterprise development organization, motivated by God’s love to enable holistic transformation that empowers the enterprising poor to liberate their families from poverty. Our services include capacity development services, training, and funding for program infrastructure for group-based savings and entrepreneurship programs.



We are committed to serving the poorest and most marginalized communities, otherwise underserved by the commercial microfinance industry, to achieve real and lasting holistic, social impact in the lives our clients and their families.




We work through collaborative relationships with other development partners who share the same Christian motivations and foundation, and who are recommended to us by and/or are in partnership with an Anglican Province or Diocese in the areas where we work.

We are committed to excellence in our work and relationships with our partners, to honesty and transparency, sound stewardship, client protection and social responsibility.



We, provide financial services to the poor regardless of ethnicity, political affiliation or religion.


We focus on opportunities to establish replicable programs that can become self-sustaining and achieve meaningful scale (i.e. potential for serving a minimum of 5,000 program participants).