MEDA Chapter - Lancaster

Chapter Chair: Hans Weaver
Chapter Contact: Carol Eby-Good
Tel: 717-560-6546

Upcoming Chapter Events

Breakfast and Tour at Four Seasons Produce

WHAT: Our next MEDA Lancaster Chapter Breakfast will be held Saturday, February 17th, at Four Seasons Produce.

  • Learn about one of the largest organic produce wholesalers on the East Coast, located in our own backyard!
  • Tour Four Seasons' expansive facility.
  • Connect with fellow MEDA supporters, and catch up on recent MEDA happenings around the world.

WHEN: Saturday, February 17, 8am
WHERE: Four Seasons Produce (400 Wabash Road, Ephrata)

Contact Vanessa at or 717-560-6546.

Stewardship University Session A10: Business as a calling: faithfulness from Monday to Friday

Ruth Leaman, of MEDA, and several Lancaster County businesspeople—Janae Dagen, co-founder of Speckled Hen Coffee, Lin Weaver, VP of Shady Maple and others—will discuss putting your faith to work. Find inspiration for serving God through the work you do every day. Learn how they’ve dealt with opportunities and challenges. Hear how these businesspeople see their daily work as a ministry. Complimentary Marketplace magazine subscription will be given to everyone who attends.

WHEN: Saturday, March 3 at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster

Support our Chapter Project!

The Equitable Prosperity Through Private Sector Development (EPTPSD) project or Maendeleo Sawa (M-Sawa) is focused on supporting economic growth in Kenya through working with small entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the agriculture, construction, and extractives sectors. MEDA’s goal is to reach 20,000 entrepreneurs and strengthen the profitability and competitiveness of 250 SME’s/Lead Firms assisted. The project and its partners will employ a lead firm approach, targeting SMEs which have the potential to impact a large number of smallholder farmers, small entrepreneurs and other SMEs in their supply chains. The project will also encourage businesses to use more environmentally-friendly technologies and practices and to pay particular attention to supporting women-led businesses and improved gender practices.

Witness the incredible outcomes of community growth that occurs when people living in poverty have the tools they need to develop their businesses. We invite your contributions to the Lancaster Chapter’s fundraising project!

Women Empowering Women 

MEDA and the Lancaster Chapter have launched a women’s group, called “Women Empowering Women with MEDA,” which meets several times a year to promote the importance of women's economic empowerment as a catalyst for positive change in the world.

Women Empowering Women with MEDA provides an opportunity for women to learn about issues facing women in developing countries, as well as MEDA's projects that empower women to rise above social and cultural barriers toward improved livelihoods. Women who are members of Women Empowering Women with MEDA will have unique and meaningful opportunities to engage with MEDA projects in various countries around the world, including Ghana, Ethiopia, Ukraine, Nicaragua, and Kenya.

We invite you to join this group!
Date: TBD
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Mulberry on King, 253 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603 (New location).
Click here to download a PDF with a map and directions..
RSVP: Vanessa Hofer at 717-560-6546 or

Donate today to MEDA!

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