Congregational Connections

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.

Offering Request: Ukraine Horticulture Business Development Project

MEDA has worked in Ukraine since 2014 to improve the incomes for thousands of smallholder horticultural businesses in the southern regions of the country. By providing farmers with access to technology, such as e-commerce platforms, business skills training, market linkages to increase farmers’ yields and incomes, MEDA is improving the horticultural market system for small farmers and entrepreneurs. Find out more here.

Magazine: The Marketplace

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

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

Summer 2021 Update

We invite you to share this video with your congregation to learn about how MEDA’s values rooted in faith have guided our work in creating business solutions to poverty.

MEDA Moment: Jordan Valley

The goal of MEDA’s Jordan Valley Links project was to increase the contribution by Jordanian women and youth to Jordan’s economic growth. Learn more about this completed project by watching and sharing this video with your congregation

Looking for more information and resources?

Subscribe to the Congregational Connections quarterly newsletter

Visit our video page for an extensive library on our work around the world.

Find fundraising and event resources on our Network page!

MEDA Connecters

We’re delighted to launch a new community of “MEDA Connecters” — supporters like you who are focused on building engagement and awareness of MEDA through your own congregation! Our Christian values are paramount to MEDA’s identity, and we’re eager to be more involved with church communities. If you are excited about integrating your faith and support of MEDA’s mission, fill out this form and we’ll be in touch with additional information and resources.

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.