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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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A passion for travel

Faith prints, wisdom exchanges part of TourMagination trips. By Mike Strathdee As Printed in The Marketplace – September/October 2017 Even in her childhood, travel was a passion for Audrey Voth

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Travel tales

MEDA staff encounter a variety of experiences during travels to countries where the agency works. As these stories show, trips can take unexpected turns. Planes, strains and automobiles Of all

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Challenges amidst business boom

Tech innovators, charities need to understand each other to tackle social problems As Printed in The Marketplace – September/October 2017 Rapidly increasing wealth and inequality in North American high-tech hubs

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Peace by Chocolate

Business shows “everybody wins” when a country embraces newcomers. By Mike Strathdee As Printed in The Marketplace – September/October 2017 HALIFAX — A Syrian refugee says his family’s thriving chocolate

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What we did with weavers

By Mike Strathdee As Printed in The Marketplace – September/October 2017 Southwestern Ethiopia reveals an entire value chain at work. First, there’s the cotton plants along the road, their bolls

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So what?

As Printed in The Marketplace – September/October 2017 Welcome to So What?, a periodic look at MEDA’s long-term impact around the world. What really changed as a result of our

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A man of two callings

Feeding the spirit, feeding the hungry — for Bob Engbrecht, both are God’s will As printed in The Marketplace July/August 2017 For many people, one “calling” in life is enough.

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She sets the bar high

Popular adventure product has a dual mission — furnish clean energy and get people out into God’s creation Colleen Dyck got a call one day from a retailer: “Did you

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Dispatch from a war zone

As featured in The Marketplace – 2015 – May/June Civil disruption has not deterred MEDA from working in global hotspots. The following edited report from a strife-torn region suggests what

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Beyond bananas

As featured in The Marketplace – 2016 – May/June by Cavelle Dove, Myanmar I grew up in the most eastern part of Canada, in Newfoundland. My early years were in

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