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About Us

Providence International Enterprises, Inc is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2000 by Robert Lincoln Hancock, a career businessperson and ministry developer with decades of experience growing microfinance organizations. Providence is designed to accelerate development of lifetime livelihoods, freeing families from poverty to forge a future with dignity and hope. 


Providence frees people from poverty and dependency through job opportunity. Globally, Providence International's mission is to "develop lifetime livelihoods, freeing families from poverty with microfinance loans to realize their God given potential. Domestically the organization provides opportunities for at-risk individuals to become productive, contributing, and law-abiding citizens." 


At Providence International, we see work as the source of prosperity, and believe all people need both skills and opportunity to realize their full potential. Becoming self-sufficient and capable of helping others lies at the heart of the foundation's revolving microfinance loans and job training, internationally and domestically. 


Globally, Providence International's mission is to "develop lifetime livelihoods, freeing families from poverty with microfinance loans to realize their God given potential," and domestically the organization does the same, "providing opportunities for at-risk individuals to actualize their innate goodness, becoming productive, contributing, and law-abiding citizens." 


Providence International's long-range vision, both internationally and domestically, is to provide the opportunities for at-risk individuals to develop their God-given potential and become productive, contributing citizens. For some people, this means securing a microfinance loan to start a business, and for others it means job skills training in collaboration with social service agencies. 


Providence values people through job placement, learning and service optimization; stewardship that multiplies job and income generation; prosperity, which comes from hard work and free enterprise; freedom from dependency; training for responsibility and integrity; employers that create jobs; employees that are valued and appreciated; and reinvesting to multiply the blessing of livelihood loans for a lifetime. 

Livelihood Loan Organization

Providence International is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing financial resources for the development and expansion of revolving loan funds for livelihood enterprises. Training for loan recipients, and the creation of employment throughout the developing world, is conducted through Providence's network of proven reliable livelihood loan organizations.  


Providence International's network of livelihood loan organizations are accountable through a formal written contract detailing conditions or each loan. Records and reports are required for every loan recipient and revolving loan fund organization. These records include the number and amount of each loan, interest, repayment records and bad debt.

All Providence Livelihood Loan Organization (LLO) partners provide annual reports and are audited by independent Certified Public Accountants. Forms IRS 990 financial reports are available to the public for Providence and each participating Providence LLO. Every organization has an active Board of Directors, and Providence's board members have nearly 400 years of combined business experience.

Field visits can be scheduled for all those who would like to review the LLO projects in operation. Inquiries are welcome via this website or at P.O. Box 993544 Redding CA 96099. Providence and its Livelihood Loan Organization network maintain a standard of excellence and best practices as their signature for public record.

Providence Livelihood Loan Organization

The following organizations match Providence International's donations dollar-for-dollar with no administrative fees, train revolving loan fund recipients, manage revolving loan funds, record all loan data and monitor progress, and report loan progress and results to Providence.

Our Partners


*Individuals and groups not on this partner list are not eligible for grants. Please do not request grant assistance if you have not been invited to do so. You may wish to contact our livelihood loan organizations working in your area or country of interest.

100XR Business Partnership

Imagine a business relationship with Providence, a trusted non-profit business development partner, that can add value mutually, build purpose, wealth and be socially responsible doing good while doing well. Our business partners create a dynamic for mutual benefit for owners, investors, employees and at-risk people. That is Providence’s distinctive service offer to businesses: win-win relationships thrive. Providence gives you access to the best blend of services and proven resourceful people, ideas and services to optimize the structure and performance of your business. Your judgment and success will be no better than the information, tools and counsel you have.


Providence, by design, is your GPS to the destination of your choice to fulfill your business purpose. The mutual value benefits ring true and establish a good socially responsible business image and reputation. Providence, through its partnerships, can now offer the benefits of a suite of business services normally only available to the wealthy but now made affordable to entry level, small and medium scale businesses owners and principals:

  • Access to 100XR’s business service portal and platform 100XR
  • Access to business incubator services and tailored start up tools and services
  • Access to sales and cause related marketing services on national and international scale
  • Coaching and access to angel funding
  • Value added analysis for optimizing savings, tax consequence reduction and brokering scalability
  • Partnership with Providence provides discovery for cost savings, safety with risk aversion services, structuring for optimal capitalization and leverage, cause related marketing linkage and benefits. Advantage connection to Charitable CLLC formation.

Partnerships with Providence are tailored by mutual agreement on the value provided by each party. Some of the forms of these partnerships include but are not limited to shares in: Equity, sales, cause related benefits, memberships, savings, investments, fees, resellers agreements and consultancy contracts and access to professionals, products and services at a fraction of market cost.

Providence serves both people with wealth and people at-risk through building Partnerships for Prosperity with Purpose. Contact us today at 530-243-3373 and begin your journey to the destination and ultimate choice of doing well while doing good.  Discover doing business for the greater purpose and social benefit.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us using the form to the right, or send a message to:

Robert L. Hancock, Founder & Director


Providence International Foundation
P.O. Box 993544
Redding, CA 96001 


1 (530) 243-3373

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