Empowerment means more than just striving for social or economic equality. Find out why.
From a region once devastated by war and now united in development comes a powerful testimony of peace and reconciliation.
Discover the power of savings groups in community development and transformation.
Across South Sudan, over four million people have been displaced from their homes due to hunger and conflict. Learn more.
Discover the power of community savings in Kericho, Kenya.
Discover what it means to empower the poor with dignity and hope. On location in Burundi.
Martin Nyaboho was just a baby bishop when Five Talents was founded twenty years ago. In 1998, church leaders representing over 160 countries endorsed Five Talents as a Christian response to the challenges of global poverty at the Lambeth Conference.
Today Martin serves as the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Burundi. He oversees a church without about one million members in a country that has been affected by conflict, poverty, and war. With a strong commitment to reconciliation, peace-building, and serving the poor, Archbishop Martin has witnessed first-hand the impact of his church's partnership with Five Talents.
Check out this flashback Photo Essay: Inside a Savings Group Meeting in Burundi
What happens when families who have lost everything come together and decide to make a new beginning?
Discover the power of prayer, planning, and strong partnerships.
Meet a women’s savings group from South Sudan.
Poverty is one of the most urgent items on the agenda of modern life. A video from MLK Jr.
Take a journey into the parable of talents and discover the intersection of faith, talent, and opportunity.
Discover the difference faith makes at empowering vulnerable communities.
By helping women and men access financial services and learn to develop and grow their own businesses, Five Talents helps the poor provide for their families and live with dignity and hope.
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Change is coming to Myanmar after more than fifty years of isolation. Learn how Five Talents has been working in Myanmar to empower poor communities and transform lives.
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Community savings initiatives are building peace and prosperity even in the most challenging contexts. In South Sudan, Five Talents continues to work with local churches to coordinate financial literacy and business skills training, community savings and loans, business development, and the creation of community banks.
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Transformational development involves more than just economic growth. It is an approach to community welfare that takes into account spiritual, social, and economic well-being.
The Three Fields of Development
Spiritual development means connecting witih God through Christ and growing in faith, understanding, character, and service. Five Talents works with churches around the world to help individuals and communities find themselves in the biblical story, affirm their dignity and self-worth, and discover opportunities to use their gifts and talents for good.
Social development entails the creation of strong community networks and support systems. Five Talents brings communities together to address their common concerns and work in partnership for a brighter future. We help savings groups form at a village level and members encourage one another, share, pray, and invest together. Our programs help to strengthen social cohesion, enhance social capital, and build lasting peace.
Economic development means empowering individuals and communities with opportunity and sustainable solutions to poverty. Five Talents provides business skills training and offers access to savings and loans. Financial inclusion results in business development, sustainable income, improved health, access to education, and more. Together our savings and loan associations develop into community owned banks and contribute to substantial economic growth in their communities.
Five Talents works with churches around the world to serve the vulnerable poor. We share hope and help through community savings, spiritual formation, and small businesses development. Transformational development is smart development. It is proven and it works.
Peter Macharia is the Africa Director for World Concern, a Five Talents Program Partner, and he helps support Five Talents programs in South Sudan.
Discover what life is like for mothers in the world's most fragile state.
In the midst of famine, conflict, and a refugee crisis, mothers in South Sudan are making peace.