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This is the Best Way to Eliminate Poverty

Micro-Loan Director Dan Steward teaching bankers and borrowers in Kenya
20Feb

This is the Best Way to Eliminate Poverty

Since we started Heaven’s Family 16 years ago, I have repeatedly been asking this question: “Why are people poor?” And a second question related to that one: “What is the best way to eliminate poverty?”

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Robert, a borrower in Uganda, holding his chili powder product
12Oct

Sprouting Seeds

During the Micro-Loan Ministry’s recent visit to Kigumba, Uganda, Isaac and I—along with our newest team member Jenna Liberati—met with some of our incredible micro-bankers. Suffice it to say, this trip left us overwhelmed with evidence of the amazing work the Lord is doing in and through the lives of our borrowers, and one particular borrower stood out to us. We couldn’t wait to share his story with you!

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Picture of leaders at reconciliation village
15May

The Grower and the Sower

We never tire of seeing the miracle of reconciliation that God is performing in the Central-African nation of Rwanda! Our team representing the Micro-Loan Ministry recently returned from a 3-week trip there that also included stops in Uganda and Zambia.

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Picture of Fulani woman
07Apr

From Scripture to Scripture

Imagine with me, for a moment, that you are a garibou—a young student of Islam in the West African country of Burkina Faso. You were sent to live with the local marabout (Islamic teacher) at a young age to spend your days memorizing the Quran in traditional Arabic, a language vastly different than your own. You continue learning until you are able to recite the Quran by heart, but much of its meaning and application to your life eludes you. But then, you get to hear the words of Jesus in your own language—just imagine the impact that would that have on your life!

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23Dec

Growing on His Path

As the end of 2016 approaches, we are in awe of what God has accomplished in and through the Micro-Loan Ministry (MLM) this year. The MLM not only continues to grow in our number of borrowers and micro-bankers, but also within our own team.

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04Nov

Love In Action

While on our latest trip to Saboti, Kenya we visited with Cleophas (a Heaven's Family micro-banker) who introduced us to Rachel—a new borrower of his micro bank. This amazing woman owns a small restaurant where she sells tea and baked goods.

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05Oct

Furnishing a Village

Rafael Simeu lives in Saboti, Kenya with his wife and five children. Through meeting Silas Masoned, a Heaven's Family partner who pastors the church he attends, Rafael was able to procure a loan to fund his idea for a small business—a furniture store.

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