By Kristen Johnson
Serving the world’s poor is a big part of our commission as Christians. Supporting organizations who serve the world’s poor is one of the best ways to be a part of that commission. I am always pleased to be able to highlight a new charitable organization doing great work to serve people.
One Acre Fund hit my radar when I received a notice that they are partnering with one of my absolute favorite organizations (KIVA) in Kenya. KIVA provides micro-financing throughout the world to alleviate poverty. I have been a longtime supporter of KIVA, as has my United Methodist Women’s group. (https://www.kiva.org/about). Putting these two organizations together is a recipe for success.
One Acre Fund works with smallholder farmers to provide business solutions. Specifically, they provide:
- Financing for farm inputs
- Distribution of seed and fertilizer
- Training on agricultural techniques
- Market facilitation to maximize profits from harvest sales (One Acre Fund)
This wonderful organization receives 4 stars on Charity Navigator. In 2015 alone, they served 305,000 families, increased farmer’s income by 55%, and received 99% of their loans in repayment. (One Acre Fund)
To contribute to this very worthy organization, please click here: https://www.oneacrefund.org/give.
Thank you One Acre Fund for serving the poor and for providing a wonderful example for all of us for what it means to serve the world.
Deuteronomy 15:7-8 (NRSV): 7 If there is among you anyone in need, a member of your community in any of your towns within the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your needy neighbor. 8 You should rather open your hand, willingly lending enough to meet the need, whatever it may be.
Serve all with love.
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