I have long been enthusiastic about the work that Samaritan’s Purse does to spread the gospel around the world. The organization is best known for Operation Christmas Child, which delivers millions of shoe boxes filled with gifts to impoverished children around the world.
Samaritan’s Purse also provides relief to communities impacted by natural disasters. The organization is less well-known for supporting micro-business entrepreneurship around the world.
This week I allowed my granddaughters to choose an opportunity to help a family establish a business. Brooklyn choose Baby Chicks. Our $14 donation will supply a family with a dozen chicks. Each grown chicken can supply up to 200 eggs per year. She is helping to feed this family and to earn income by selling their extra eggs.
Maddie selected beekeeping. The donation of $20 will help a family get starting in producing honey which can be sold, along with beeswax, to meet the needs of their family.
Samaritan’s Purse has many other opportunities for you to assist a family in starting a small business. Business ownership enables a family to be self-sufficient and help to meet the needs of their community. I encourage everyone to pray about helping establish new, small businesses around the world and share the love of Christ.
To learn more about Samaritan’s Purse, go to https://www.samaritanspurse.org