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MEDA began with a group of Mennonite business people, who believed they were called to be faithful in generously sharing their abilities and resources. Sixty-five years later, it continues today because of congregations like yours - faithfully sharing their blessings with their brothers and sisters around the globe!

Here you will find resources to help your congregation stay engaged with MEDA’s work, explore the intersection of faith and business, and stay up to date on the impact of your support. We encourage you to share these resources with your congregation as we work together to alleviate poverty.

Kenyan Woman

Offering request: Kenya

In Kenya, small and medium sized businesses lack equal opportunity to participate in local and international markets, often restricted by ability to access to finance, resources, or the technical training they need to see their businesses flourish. Your gift will ensure small or medium sized businesses in Kenya have access to the local business development services they need to assess and evaluate, develop strategy, and strengthen their business for growth.

Reading the Marketplace

Magazine: The Marketplace

The Marketplace is MEDA's publication exploring business solutions to poverty through a lens of faith.

Read the latest issue of The Marketplace here!

Reading the Marketplace
MEDA Speaker

Request a Speaker: MEDA representative

To request a speaker to share about MEDA’s work in your virtual service, please email communications@meda.org

2021 Resources Available for Sharing

Winter 2021 Update

Dean Shoemaker, our Senior Gift Officer, shares an update on how MEDA is continuing our mission of alleviating poverty through the challenges of COVID-19.

MEDA Moment: Kenya

Learn how MEDA's work in Kenya is tackling climate change through sustainable agricultural and processing practices.

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About Us

MEDA's origins are rooted in the aftermath of the second World War when thousands of Russian Mennonites fled as refugees to the country of Paraguay.

There, they established strong communities that were grounded in Christian values of peace, justice and entrepreneurship. Many were eager to set up their own businesses, but they lacked financial capital and key resources.

MEDA was born out of the need to provide small businesses with capital, business training, microloans and investment. That's what we continue to do today.

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