What is Transformational Ventures?

Transformational Ventures is a Business as Mission (BAM) ministry of WorldVenture designed to promote enterprise development and job creation in impoverished communities around the world.

By leveraging WorldVenture’s vast network of worldwide contacts and ministries, this outreach can effectively alleviate long-term poverty and human suffering by helping Christians in struggling areas operate successful enterprises, create jobs and impact their communities for Christ.


Our Vision

Thousands of lives transformed among the world’s poor.

Our Mission

To create jobs in struggling communities around the world, in cooperation with the spiritual outreach, health care, education and justice initiatives in WorldVentures’ circles of ministries.

Our Values

  1. Strengthen small, Christian-owned businesses in struggling communities through peer-to-peer business training, coaching, spiritual mentoring and monetary loans
  2. Create jobs by developing and selling products made by the urban and rural poor
  3. Provide business consulting to Christian NGOs that promote social and spiritual development

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WHY PARTICIPATE?

  • Many people around the world would benefit from coaching in basic skills that business people in your church possess.
  • Business people can have major Kingdom impact by investing their time in a short-term BAM trip with Transformational Ventures.
  • Participation in BAM trips will not only assist the receiving organization, but will also strengthen the faith of the business person who volunteers.
  • Helping individuals earn a sustainable income can transform individual lives, communities and churches.
  • A BAM trip is a great way for business people to use their natural talents to advance God’s Kingdom and help fulfill the Great Commission.

The Local Church

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

  • Very small businesses in developing countries provide jobs and play an important role in a community’s life and economy.
  • When operated with Christian values, these businesses transform communities as individual lives are changed economically and spiritually.
  • Such small businesses do not require large amounts of capital, highly sophisticated business plans, marketing strategies, etc. to create a substantial impact in the community.
  • We primarily focus on existing small businesses and startups run by national entrepreneurs.
  • Since many of these entrepreneurs haven’t had access to formal or informal business training, the most basic business skills and ideas can revolutionize their efforts and make the difference between success and failure.
  • Virtually any Christian business person from a developed economy is equipped to coach these businesses and their entrepreneurs.
  • Transformational Ventures equips our business coaches to navigate cultural challenges, contextualize their efforts and contribute to local community development.


A Life Transformed

War. Disease. Poverty. In recent years, thousands of African children have been orphaned by AIDS and war. Many unskilled widows take care of these orphans in addition to their own children.

Through an import/export partner, Transformational Ventures helps create sustainable incomes for impoverished families like these by importing and selling their handmade products.

One successful partner utilizes the art of paper bead making.photo Impoverished women in Uganda make unique jewelry from recycled papers such as maps, calendars and magazines. The paper is cut by hand into triangular strips, rolled tightly, glued, polyurethaned and dried in the sun. The finished products are sold through export markets.

Jennifer is a Ugandan widow with eight children. Before partnering with Transformational Ventures' partner she worked 12-hour days, six days a week for $40 a month. Since her job was located an hour and half away from her home, Jennifer’s 17 year old daughter had to take care of her seven younger siblings.

Now, Jennifer earns a good income by making paper bead jewelry out of her home. She works less hours, is available to manage her family and can afford to send her kids to school. She has been able to move out of a one-room shack and into a two room house with electricity and furniture. With her new fair wage, Jennifer has brought her family above the poverty line that traps so many others.

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For more information

Are you interested in learning more about Transformational Ventures? Great! We have our own website: visit TransformationalVentures.com.


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