Freeing People from Poverty & Dependency
Via Job Opportunity
To be poor is to be hungry, to lack food, shelter, clothing, medicine, and education, specifically the ability to read and write. Nearly half of the world’s population, over three billion people, live on less than $2.00 per day. In underdeveloped nations, up to 50% of the children under the age of five are malnourished due to a combination of oppressive governments, social unrest, lack of business training, and insufficient capital. Yet, there is hope, and you can help by supporting Providence International's work at home and abroad.
Providence International Enterprises, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization focused on humanitarian relief efforts. Founded in 2000 by Robert Lincoln Hancock, a business and ministry developer with decades of microfinance experience, Providence International builds on the success of Enterprise Development International and Opportunity International, wherein he served as President & CEO and Executive Director respectively.
Mirroring the success of Enterprise Development International and Opportunity International, both of which were founded by veteran missionary and businessperson, Paris Reidhead, Providence International is a values-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to accelerating lifetime livelihoods that free families from poverty. The organization operates with established business principles and best practices, helping impoverished individuals and families forge a hope-filled future.
Imagine being part of a winning team that could end poverty for millions of families around the world. Providence International, with the endorsement of US Ambassador, Tony Hall, and College Football Hall of Fame Coach, Tom Osborne, has developed a successful sports-themed campaign, End Poverty Zone. Purchase a "ticket" for $100 and feed a family for a lifetime.
Small business loans ranging from $25 to $250 transform the lives of individuals, and robust small business loans ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 shape entire communities. Repayment terms average six months with a 97% repayment rate. Every loan is based on character, not collateral, and is serviced by trained national staff and coaches, whose services are paid for via loan interest.
In partnership with healthy food growers, employers, community organizations, and social services, Providence International's Garden of Hope and Smart Farms sites afford ex-offenders and recovery graduates the opportunity to develop marketable skills in landscaping, horticulture, construction, and food services via mentoring, job training and placement and character building.
Providence facilitates bundling of strong local agricultural producers, processors, and distributors to create and leverage new and better markets and margins for healthy food production. Responding to changing markets and delivery systems is a key part of Providence's Smart Farms signature.