“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor” (Luke 4:18a).
Gifts that support Economic Development Ministries
Some of the world’s best innovators live in the midst of poverty. When you give, you facilitate agricultural development,
encourage new businesses and help with environmental sustainability. Join the journey to enable people to generate income and support their families.
supports the Fellowship’s most pressing economic development ministry needs.
Start a Business
Sometimes all people in poor areas need is initial funding to begin climbing out of poverty.
provides a cow or water buffalo in India for a struggling widow,
who can care for her family by selling milk because of this ministry started by Sam Bandela – one of CBF’s field personnel.
provides start-up funds for a new business in Moldova, where the Romany people are among the country’s poorest.
provides materials for a refugee in North Africa to begin a small business.
Often, people living in poverty don’t have skills to compete for limited job opportunities. Help CBF field personnel offer vocational training.
provides books for vocational training classes among Dom Gypsies in the Middle East.
provides a sewing machine and training for a refugee at
Center of Hope in Uganda, where CBF field personnel Jade and
Shelah Acker minister.
provides a sewing machine for Roma women, who are learning skills that enable them to provide for their families.
helps provide a stipend for an inner-city teen, who learns job
skills by working as a summer camp intern with CBF field personnel Angel and Jason Pittman at Touching Miami with Love.
Entrepreneurs can jumpstart local economies, particularly those struggling with poverty.
provides a sewing machine in India for a teenage girl or
widowed woman, who can make clothing to earn income and support her family because of this ministry started by Sam Bandela – one of CBF’s field personnel.
provides materials for 20 sets of earrings, 10 bracelets or five
necklaces in Helena-West Helena, Ark., where CBF field personnel
Ben and Leonora Newell helped start Delta Jewels, a jewelry
cooperative of teenagers who often live in poverty but are learning entrepreneurial skills and earning income by selling jewelry.