On this day of remembering Martin Luther King Jr., we reflect on his many challenging teachings. This one is relevant to the work of For the Love of Missions from his sermon  “A Time to Break the Silence” (Riverside Church, New York, April 4, 1967). “We are called to play the Good Samaritan on life’s […]

How A Business Loan Changed a Business

How does a business loan affect a small business in Guatemala? Just look at all that a business loan to an entrepreneur provided: A new cement floor and retaining wall- for support and safety A new roof – for protection from the elements 4 new industrial quality machines – for improved product quality We are […]

The entrepreneur

Barry Asmus and Wayne Gruden in their book, Poverty of Nations , provide additional insight into the role of the entrepreneur. The following excerpt is from their book.   We now turn to the final component of the free market, but this one is not a process but a person: the entrepreneur. The importance of the […]

Introducing Javier

Javier Ordonez designs and makes items out of leather and jade. He is married with three children. He and his wife own a small enterprise that employs 5 people in addition to themselves. He previously worked with jade but after a recession in which there were no sales for three months, he combined his jade […]

Small and Medium Enterprises

Check out this video from poverty cure… More food for thought on the need to support and encourage small and medium enterprises in developing countries. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by clicking the links on the right of the screen. Shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ForTheLoveofMissions. Every purchase supports our mission!

Economic Development

In addition to the Community Development in the zone 3 garbage dump community, For the Love of Missions is engaging in Economic Development in Guatemala. Economic Development can be explained as an enterprise solution. The Rethink Missions Navigator’s Guide explains enterprise solution as “a long-term development approach to helping the world’s materially poor through business […]