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Fighting Poverty and Malnutrition in Madagascar Through a Quail Business

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 give her something to focus on. Soon after, someone invited her to join the Biblical Entrepreneurship program sponsored by her church in partnership with the First […]

September 5th, 2017|Categories: Sustainable Missions|Tags: |

Nehemiah Project Responds Through Sustainable Missions

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 is not God’s design for His people. He is a God of extreme abundance, not lack. He has provided land that is filled with natural […]

August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Sustainable Missions|Tags: , |

Biblical Entrepreneurship Creates Jobs in Madagascar

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 is always welcomed. Since Madagascar plunged into political unrest in 2009 with the removal of their democratically-elected president, its economy which was on the verge of recovery […]

July 2nd, 2017|Categories: Sustainable Missions|Tags: |

Ranked Amongst the Top 5 Business Schools in Africa

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 his parents later turned into a business school called ISCAM. Jaona and his wife turned to Christ a few years after taking over the struggling school […]

June 28th, 2017|Categories: Sustainable Missions|Tags: |

One Church Chose to Stay

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 country that had long suffered as one of the poorest countries in the world.  While the world watched and did nothing, First Presbyterian Church of Orlando […]

June 27th, 2017|Categories: Sustainable Missions|Tags: |