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.
Thousands of lives transformed among the world’s poor.
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.
- Strengthen small, Christian-owned businesses in struggling communities through peer-to-peer business training, coaching, spiritual mentoring and monetary loans
- Create jobs by developing and selling products made by the urban and rural poor
- Provide business consulting to Christian NGOs that promote social and spiritual development
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. 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.