For more than seven decades, MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates) has been a beacon of hope and empowerment around the globe. Through your generous support, MEDA has transformed lives, communities, and entire economies. This report, titled “70 Years in 70 Countries,” aims to showcase the profound impact your donations have had on MEDA’s work and the people it serves.
In the aftermath of World War II, thousands of Mennonites sought refuge in Paraguay and Uruguay. MEDA’s story began when the Mennonite Central Committee, with the assistance of individuals from North America, helped these refugees establish themselves. While initial aid provided essentials for survival, what was needed was capital for economic development.
The refugees had skills and dreams of entrepreneurship but lacked financial resources. A group of ten Mennonite businessmen committed financial support to helped bridge this gap and lay the foundation for MEDA’s mission. And thus, MEDA was born.
for being a part of the MEDA community, where entrepreneurship is a driving force for positive change. We extend our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you for your continued trust and support. Your contributions, whether large or small, are a testament to the power of collective action.