When describing God’s kingdom in Mark 4, Jesus said, “Consider a mustard seed. When scattered on the ground, it’s the smallest of all the seeds on the earth; but when it’s planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all vegetable plants. It produces such large branches that the birds in the sky are able to nest in its shade.” (Mark 4:31-32 CEB)
It is amazing what can be produced from such a small investment. Since 2004 ServLife’s micro-finance initiative for those who suffer from hunger and extreme poverty has empowered hundreds of families, and the impact has been massive.
This program provides a small loan to help empower those in extreme poverty to start a new business. We work with local churches and appointed boards to identify applicants to receive the loans and manage the repayment.
The vicious cycle of hunger and poverty can be broken with just a small loan offered to help start a new business. Whether it’s five pigs, twenty chickens, a gas motor, fishing nets, or a sewing machine, billions on our planet cannot access loans for small business start up costs.
A small gift of $50/mo will empower a new family in the program each year. Please consider sponsoring a family today for $50/mo.