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Morality versus Ethics

2020-01-17T00:15:00-08:00April 22nd, 2018|Tags: |

I recently gave this talk to government and business leaders in the country of Madagascar and I thought you might enjoy reading it. The term morality and ethics is often used interchangeably though they both have two different meanings. Ethics is the right and wrong according to society or the most acceptable standard while [...]

BE Impact in Mexico

2020-01-17T00:23:10-08:00February 6th, 2018|Tags: |

The Nehemiah Project Board of Directors held their annual Board Retreat in Mexico City, Mexico, hosted by Board Member and Partner, Rene Villar. This was the first time the Board met outside of the United States. The meeting was held at the headquarters of one of Rene’s companies. Rene Villar is the first international [...]

Haiti Wins International Business Plan Competition

2020-01-17T00:28:34-08:00October 25th, 2017|Tags: |

On Friday evening, we held our International Business Plan Competition with 6 countries competing for the trophy. This is the first time Haiti has managed to bring a competitor and who knew that Haiti would be taking the trophy home on their first time competing. As Debra Schlaht announced Rosela St. Vil as our [...]

Tanzania – Land of Opportunity

2020-01-17T01:03:44-08:00September 8th, 2017|Tags: |

Pastors, teachers, business people, and would-be entrepreneurs gathered at the Kanisa La Baptist – Mtwara (The Baptist Church of Mtwara) Tanzania in late June. No one could have imagined the transformation of understanding of God’s plans for these students and their businesses. This class was sponsored by Missio Dei Church Asheville, NC led by David Lindrum. David [...]

Fighting Poverty and Malnutrition in Madagascar Through a Quail Business

2020-01-17T00:47:49-08:00September 5th, 2017|Tags: |

When Mbola enrolled in the Biblical Entrepreneurship class in Madagascar in 2014, she had no idea that God would give her a vision to start a business to fight poverty and malnutrition in her country. Before joining the Biblical Entrepreneurship class, she had just turned 40 years-old and she fasted asking the Lord to [...]

Nehemiah Project Responds Through Sustainable Missions

2020-01-17T01:05:41-08:00August 2nd, 2017|Tags: , |

Over one and one half billion people live on less than the equivalent of $1.25 per day. And this number is touted as a great improvement over two billion in 1990. Most American’s pay double that for their morning cup of coffee! How do parents provide housing, food, clothing and an education for their children? This [...]

Biblical Entrepreneurship Creates Jobs in Madagascar

2020-01-17T01:01:09-08:00July 2nd, 2017|Tags: |

Biblical Entrepreneurship Creates Jobs in Madagascar When First Presbyterian Church of Orlando decided to bring Biblical Entrepreneurship into Madagascar six years ago, they had no idea that they will be asked to assist with the economic recovery of the country. In a country with more than 60% unemployment rate, anything that could help create jobs [...]

Ranked Amongst the Top 5 Business Schools in Africa

2020-01-17T00:59:35-08:00June 28th, 2017|Tags: |

A BE alum's company ranks amongst the top 5 business schools in French-speaking Africa! Jaona Ranaivoson, a native-born Malagasy took over a struggling family's business from his parents after running away from the leadership for many years. He never saw himself leading the educational institution that his grandfather originally started as a high school, which [...]

One Church Chose to Stay

2020-01-17T00:58:24-08:00June 27th, 2017|Tags: |

While others chose to leave, one church chose to stay and invest more! In 2011, the country just underwent a near civil war with the democratically elected leader of Madagascar being illegally removed from power by a French-backed thug who would undo the social and economic transformation that was beginning to take place in a [...]