Microenterprise and Job Skills

Most people struggling with poverty really do want a hand up and not a hand out. BGR conducts hundreds of locally appropriate skills training programs and helps to initiate over a thousand microenterprise projects each year.

Micro Enterprise and Job Skills

Peace in Prison

Roya sits in front of an old treadle sewing machine, bundled up in a headscarf and a coat. She’s being filmed today, so she’s wearing eyeshadow and bright red lipstick. After a few moments at the machine, she looks at the camera and thanks the people who helped teach her to sew. She says …

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Opening Pia’s Shop

You would love Pia’s store! It’s a simple, wood building with a thatch roof. Bags of chips hang on display from the ceiling, and she has stocked the shelves with popcorn and other snacks.

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Empowering a Housewife to Provide

You changed her story. Saba had been a farmer’s housewife.

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A fair price for coffee

Award dedication. Support hard work. Encourage devotion to quality.

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Creating a sustainable life

“I am thankful for God’s grace in providing the project funds. I live in one of the poorest areas…”

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A man needs purpose

A man needs more than food and water.

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You helped Salma move on

A dab of blush and a swipe of lipstick can’t cover up a broken heart.

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We’ve told Roshana’s story before.

She’s a woman who transformed in prison—through makeup.

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You give freedom

For one man, an air compressor means freedom.

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Flatbread from briquettes

Abeba had a problem—and you solved it.

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More Stories
Pray for Jobs to be found!

Pray pastors and church leaders who have been trained as welders will find jobs.

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A Future for Leena

Leena struggled with poverty. Both she and her husband worked hard on their small farm. They also worked as day laborers when opportunities arose, but the meager income they generated was barely enough to cover their living costs and feed their children. Your gift made a difference for Leena. She now sees a future for […]

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A hand-up, not a hand-out

Giving hand-ups, not hand-outs in one way we can truly help people in need. Micro-enterprise projects and job skills training are some of the most valuable things you can partner with us on!

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