World Partners: Business As Mission
World Partners sees in business the potential for mission work with an abiding, positive influence on communities worldwide. We work towards the growth of God’s kingdom by starting and supporting agricultural companies through project initiation, strategy development, ongoing business advice, and evaluation of social and spiritual impact over time. The companies we assist are located in Asia, Africa, and Eastern-Europe, with priority given to spiritually poor regions.
Our goal for these companies is growth and self-sufficiency, which is achieved by knowledge transfer and mentorship. World Partners provides the guidance and training needed to foster independence for those locally involved in each project. This way, even after our involvement in the project has ended, they have all the tools they need to continue thriving. Our vision is building sustainable companies which empower entrepreneurs to impact their local economy and community for the glory of God.
A 50-hectare arable farming project to generate income for an orphanage. Challenges for this project included politically and socially unstable circumstances in the region.
Silk is a luxury item in high demand in many parts of Asia. Though silk production (sericulture) is a complex process which requires raising silkworms, harvesting cocoons, and growing mulberry trees to feed the larvae, with the necessary capital, it can be very lucrative. One pastor in an Asian country saw the potential in sericulture and contacted World Partners for help starting a business to help finance a school run by his family.
This was the first BAM project of World Partners and was successfully established in 1998. As of 2006 World Partners has stepped back from the project, which has continued to flourish ever since.
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