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Helping by listening

MEDA volunteer business experts ask questions to help develop answers As Printed in The Marketplace – March/April 2018 Getting businesspeople to think of themselves as service providers was helpful, says

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Mango Time

Kenya vegetable packer helps small farmers expand into fruit production By Mike Strathdee As Printed in The Marketplace – March/April 2018 NAIROBI, KENYA – Jane Maina has a plan to

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Faith in the workplace

Pastor converts to value of churches helping with job training By Colin McCartney A while ago I had the opportunity to attend a job creation conference in Memphis. I have

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Up from the ashes

Celebrated fashion line raises funds for charity decades after firm’s demise By J.B. Miller As printed in The Marketplace – January/February 2018 High fashion ladies apparel is a fickle business.

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Maximizing purpose to grow profits

Businesses that take wholistic view are thriving By Mike Strathdee As printed in The Marketplace – January/February 2018 Businesses that want to grow lasting profits will embrace “triple bottom line”

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MEDA in Myanmar

Helping women in one of poorest countries of the world By Mike Strathdee As printed in The Marketplace – January/February 2018 MEDA is working to help 25,000 women in Myanmar,

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Building more Bridges

By Mike Strathdee As printed in The Marketplace – January/February 2018 Record donations from supporters, assisting 91 million families and praise from government funders were highlights of the past year

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Investing in better futures

By Mike Strathdee As printed in The Marketplace – November/December 2017 Neil Denison of MEDA’s Waterloo office shared the reflection below during a Sept. 11 staff meeting. People are prone

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Demine Robotics

Company develops robots to clear deadly land mines By Mike Strathdee As printed in The Marketplace – November/December 2017 For Richard Yim, building a business to speed up the elimination

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GROW Technology Fund

Helping women get access to tools for farming success By Mike Strathdee As printed in The Marketplace – November/December 2017 MEDA is building on its successful work with women farmers

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A passion for social enterprise

GreenHouse helps students build skills, test dreams. By Mike Strathdee As printed in The Marketplace – November/December 2017 Tania Del Matto has a ringside seat on the next generation of

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Promoting Peace

Centre for Peace Advancement has helped non-profits and businesses By Mike Strathdee As printed in The Marketplace – November/December 2017 Several registered charities — Pastors in Exile (an Anabaptist-rooted movement

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Peace Ventures

Centre for Peace Advancement supports peace entrepreneurs As printed in The Marketplace – November/December 2017 Paul Heidebrecht is a different kind of business coach. Heidebrecht is director of the Kindred

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Winning Warehouse

Head of Virginia firm sees success through flexibility, trust By Jesse Huxman As printed in The Marketplace – November/December 2017 Devon Anders is all about building relationships. Anders is CEO

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What’s Mennonite about MEDA?

Practical solutions, integrity, building trust By Allan Sauder As Printed in The Marketplace – September/October 2017 One of the things MEDA holds very important is our values. For us, it’s

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