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

Smells Like Hope: A girl discovers her inner baker and a brighter future

When Safia’s father went to prison for his inability to repay a loan, life as she had always known it changed intensely and irrevocably. As she wrestled within the throes of depression, she realized her family’s livelihood fell to her. Despite her pain, she picked herself up, found work, and stepped into the role of provider with grace and dignity. Be inspired by reading the rest of her story here!

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Love Gives a Young Woman a Second Chance

Geeta is building a new life for herself. She is learning languages, the art of tailoring, and for the first time, who she really is. Read how love transformed this vulnerable girl into a strong young woman.

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English Center Helps Woman Find a Career—And Her Sea Legs

It’s winter—maybe you’re dreaming of a warm cruise in the Caribbean! You might meet Susi on your next one! She dreamed of working abroad, and she finally got her chance after studying English in a class you funded!

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Cosmetology classes give mother hope after prison

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1

God doesn’t hold our sins against us—so why…

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Helen shares about abuse, prison, and hope

Life is unimaginably hard for women around the world. They are abused, discarded, and unjustly imprisoned. But, your dollars are making a difference for so many—like Helen.

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A Young Woman Learns to Sew

The young woman picked up the skills easily and became one of the first in her class to use the sewing machine.

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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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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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More prayers
Saba’s Story Flyer

Click the Download button at the bottom of the page to download or if you wish to print the flyer as bulletin inserts click here.  

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Chumi’s Story Flyer

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Benito’s Story Flyer

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Gift Catalog Flyer – Microenterprise & Job Skills

Check out other categories for the Gift Catalog Flyers to share with your friends, family, and church!  

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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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Saba’s Story Flyer (bulletin insert)

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Chumi’s Story Flyer (bulletin insert)

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Benito’s Story Flyer (bulletin insert)

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