Why Five Talents?
Discover our Unique approach to community development:
FIVE TALENTS GOES WHERE OTHERS DON'T
We target high-risk, under-served communities where most people are unable to get traditional loans or other banking services. We work in post-conflict communities in South Sudan and Burundi. We work in rural Myanmar, in the slums of Jakarta, Indonesia, and in the mountains of Bolivia, among other countries.
FIVE TALENTS HELPS THE WHOLE PERSON
Our approach focuses on transformational development. Members are connected to a supportive and nourishing community where they learn about God's love and how they can identify and develop their own talents. They receive training and mentorship in financial literacy and core business skills, and they gain access to community savings and loans for sustainable development.
FIVE TALENTS REACHES THE MOST VULNERABLE
We serve some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable groups. Our programs emphasize ministry to the marginalized, empowering the neglected and building peace in areas of conflict. Eighty percent of our members are women who are often catalysts for change in the home.
Five Talents empowers local leadership
We work closely with local organizations to build capacity and mobilize local resources for sustainable development. Local staff members help us tailor each program to the needs of each individual community. We partner with the local church in every community we serve.
Five talents measures impact
Rigorous monitoring and evaluation is key to our success. We measure impact through literacy rates, savings group formation, business development, and progress out of poverty, exploring family life and how communities are being transformed. Five Talents closely monitors and publishes regular impact reports.