Credit is scarce in Nigeria where 70% of people live below the poverty line. Credit for women entrepreneurs, trying to venture into emerging markets, is even less likely. Your gift will provide women entrepreneurs in Nigeria access to much needed funding to purchase equipment and expand their agri-processing businesses.
At MEDA, we believe that all people should have the opportunity to earn a livelihood and that unleashing entrepreneurship is a powerful way to alleviate poverty. For over 65 years MEDA has strived to provide business solutions to poverty so that all people may unleash their God-given potential to earn a livelihood, provide for their families and enrich their communities.
Hear how one of our current projects in Nigeria, continues to work towards that vision by empowering women entrepreneurs.
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.
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.