The Marketplace in 2021

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Wanting to learn even more about MEDA but don’t know where to start? 

The Marketplace is MEDA’s publication exploring business solutions to poverty through a lens of faith. In this bi-monthly magazine, you’ll get a hand-picked selection of client stories, project updates, learnings of faith and business, and much more – straight to your mailbox.  

Why subscribe? 

The Marketplace is a way to stay inspired in all things agri-food markets, faith and business. Alongside sharing MEDA updates, we also feature a variety of related businesses, impactful initiatives that address poverty, and more. This is an accessible way to get a stream of news that you’ll want to dive into every time. Take inspiration of how others are living out their faith in action, and how business is a great avenue for world impact.  

See our 5 most read articles of this past year:

Bill Wiebe visits a MEDA project in Ukraine. Photo by Issak Harder.

Leamington group punches above its weight in support for MEDA projects

This is the third in a series about MEDA hubs across North America. The hubs, more than a dozen volunteer-led groups, organize events and activities to build awareness about MEDA’s work creating business solutions to poverty, to network and to hear people share stories about faith, work and entrepreneurship as a calling.

Jessica Villeneuva

MEDA convenes Central American dialogue on food security

MEDA has taken a major step towards building new partnerships in Central America, by hosting a dialogue related to the upcoming United Nations Food Systems Summit.

Orvie Bowman and finance team curling

MEDA finance head remembered fondly

Orvie Bowman served as MEDA’s chief financial and investment officer for 13 months before his passing in a tragic accident this spring. During that time, he played a leading role in shepherding MEDA through the COVID-19 pandemic, was respected and admired for his skills, hard work, enthusiasm, and interest in everyone he worked with.

Dorothy Nyambi

Creating North-South balance

Balancing the current North-South power imbalance is a key principle that guides MEDA’s new strategic plan. This includes creating grass-roots projects and shifting to increased local decision-making. The move means more independence for local partners and clients. The benefits of this important work will be revealed overtime as the plan enfolds.

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Mennonite students to ride bikes across the US to raise awareness of climate change 

Mennonite college students from across North America are riding across the United States this summer to raise awareness of climate change’s impacts and the need to take action to stabilize the climate.

The ride is organized by the Centre for Sustainable Climate Solutions – a partnership between Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Goshen College and Mennonite Central Committee – to raise awareness about climate change and connect environmentalists across the US.

If you have any hesitations about subscribing to a physical copy, all our issues are printed on recycled paper to reduce our carbon footprint! In an era where most of our time is spent on screens, allow yourself this structured time to reflect deeply on these stories of impact.  

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