Overview of our companies
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.
Adama farm creates employment opportunities in Eastern Europe, provides food aid in the harsh winters, and provides an income for the elderly poor.
Kickstarting urban entrepreneurship in Africa to feed a growing population with fresh vegetables and fish.
Overcoming the challenge of producing fish and vegetables during the off-season in a mountainous climate demands some creativity and innovation. Combining fish and vegetable growing in a heated greenhouse allows for production during most of the year.Through this enterprise World Partners aims to increase interaction between Christian minority groups and their local communities.
Following a devastating tsunami, World Partners collaborated with a local pastor and three fishing villages in the Netherlands to provide fishing boats for five groups of fishermen who lost everything.
To stimulate both entrepreneurship and church growth, we have initiated an enterprise that produces fruit and high-quality fruit trees for local orchards. Currently the business has grown and provides equipment for all fruit-farming related equipment, trees, and expertise.
More than 200 people, mainly women, are employed at this cashew orchard in Africa. The orchard has brought about an enormously positive change in the regional social environment.
This business empowers women by providing an opportunity for part-time work and a supplementary income, while encouraging the women who sell these beauty and hygiene products to minister to one another and build up their community through trusting relationships and fellowship.
Textiles is a lucrative and rapidly evolving industry, with many opportunities for business ventures that increase the well-being of local communities. World Partners started a shirt making factory in an Asian country to provide employment for abandoned women, while paying them a fair wage and providing in a stable, supportive, and respectful work environment.
By starting a sandwich panel factory we are tackling two challenges: a region with poorly insulated housing and a lack of local job opportunities forcing individuals to move abroad and splitting up families.
Training refugee Christians from the Middle East at a local Bible school. Half of the program consists of Biblical teaching, the other half of agricultural training that prepares the students to start their own agricultural enterprises when they return to their countries of origin.
We set up a nut processing factory in a region where walnut trees are plentiful, but local walnut sales are not lucrative due to the high supply and lack of efficient processing technology.
In some regions of this Asian country, deforestation has created significant economic instability for many as wildlife is driven away and arable land is lost. For the local population in one such area, a desperate situation developed as opportunities for work and food production were devastated by deforestation. Through this project, people in this region are given an income, wood waste left by the palm oil industry is turned into a useful product, and local children are able to attend kindergarten.