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  • MEDA - Michael Horsch
    Gift Solutions Catalogue Planned Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print Michael Horsch Michael Horsch Member at Large Schwandorf Germany Michael and his brother Philipp operate Horsch Machines a leading European manufacturer of agricultural tillage and seeding equipment Michael founded the company in 1984 with his father Dankwart and his uncle Walter Horsch Machines with more than 500 employees has operations in Germany Ukraine and the U S and exports 70 percent of its goods to the European Union Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union states Michael grew up in a home where the name MEDA was well known Back in the 1970s and 80s his father was the main driver behind MEDA Germany which for many years carried out its own programs in South America More recently Michael has been helping MEDA establish a new European presence He is fervently committed to business solutions to poverty but also enjoys the interaction with other entrepreneurs who put their faith into action through business I like to be around people who are also business minded and do it because of passion and responsibility he says Like many dedicated entrepreneurs Michael says What I am doing is my hobby By that he also means his family which includes wife Cornelia daughter Lea and sons Lukas Constantin and Frederic Other than that I try to keep fit for skiing because this is what my family also likes to do Michael says About MEDA About

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  • MEDA - Sid Burkey
    Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print Sid Burkey Sid Burkey Member at Large Milford Nebraska Sid Burkey is president of Burkey Farms Inc a tech savvy family agribusiness firm that grows 2 000 acres of seed corn yellow corn soybeans and produces high quality pork We strive to live on the leading edge of environmental issues and production science and aim for great working relationships in the community Sid says He and his family also operate a construction and earthmoving company with a specialization in sub surface drip irrigation installation The Burkey family has a great passion for integrating faith and work and see MEDA as an ally in helping align meaning and purpose in their business ventures Sid and his wife Peg have provided scholarships for college students to attend the MEDA Convention in the hopes that they become forever inspired by MEDA s work and discover innovative ways to help the poor while living out their faith Returning to the board for his third and final term Sid admits he feels privileged to continue such high impact strategic work and be a partner in such a transformative cause that leverages his family s gift to multiply its impact Valuing MEDA for its effective planning and efficient execution Sid hopes his legacy will be to help faithfully generate solutions that will save and change the lives of millions An avid reader Sid likes music walking tennis and golf and playing

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  • MEDA - Zach Bishop
    Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print Zach Bishop Zach Bishop Member at Large Cherry Hills Village Colorado Zach Bishop is Senior Vice President Public Finance for D A Davidson Co in Denver specializing in investment banking for local governments His work primarily involves raising capital for real estate development whether for a new residential neighborhood or the redevelopment of blighted urban projects That gives him a lot of affinity for the deeper undercurrents of MEDA s investment activities His father Tom was a long time member of MEDA s board of directors who also served as MEDA treasurer chair of its finance committee and as a member of the board of MEDA Investments Inc Sarona What attracted me to MEDA is the sustainable market based approach says Zach That was reinforced in February when Zach toured MEDA s Ethiopia project which assists rice farmers and weavers He was struck by the number of non government organizations NGOs as seen by all the signs in the towns and along the roadside While he does not doubt those organizations good intentions he believes MEDA scores higher on long lasting sustainable impact He was also highly impressed by MEDA s Ethiopia staff Zach and his wife Christina Alderfer have two sons four and two and keeping up with them almost constitutes a hobby for Dad They re big train lovers so we re always looking for the next train ride for them he

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  • MEDA
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  • MEDA - Frequently Asked Questions
    those we collaborate with Sustainability and accountability are important to us We believe that our faith calls us to live out our values by supporting business oriented economic development programs that create sustainable livelihoods for the poor How does MEDA work together with other Mennonite organizations Our focus on business development sets us apart from many other organizations areas of specialty so there is not a lot of overlap in our work and their mission Nonetheless we collaborate where we can We have worked with Mennonite Disaster Service in the Gulf region ravaged by Hurricane Katrina and with Mennonite Central Committee on post disaster business assistance in Haiti We also have collaborated with MCC field programs in the past We participate in meetings of the Mennonite World Conference from time to time Through The Marketplace we participate in Meetinghouse the Mennonite editors association What percent of interest does MEDA charge on microfinance loans How does this compare with interest generally charged by other organizations Entrepreneurs who receive loans through a microfinance institution MFI are charged interest at an affordable rate In most MFIs an annual interest rate of 20 36 is normal While that rate may be higher than North Americans pay to their banks MFIs provide a high level of service to their clients They visit clients in their homes often in remote rural communities Some MFIs provide business and finance skills training These small institutions must cover these costs and make a small margin so they can grow and serve their communities Without expansion they cannot meet the needs of a growing population Interest earned on loans helps an MFI to recover the cost of delivering their services which ensures their long term viability Free credit services that are sometimes available in the developing world can distort local markets and ultimately do not provide a sustainable option as the project comes to an end As the microfinance industry matures and more competition comes into the marketplace rates tend to become lower as operating efficiencies are realized What other organizations are involved in microfinance There are some 10 000 microfinance institutions MFIs with over 100 million clients around the world in an industry that is only 30 years old A third of these organizations are dedicated solely to microfinance eg ACCION For others World Vision CARE microfinance is just one component of the services they offer There is also a large number more than 100 of investment funds such as MEDA s partner MicroVest investing in MFIs around the world What percent of the total staff are hired locally and when does MEDA use volunteers MEDA s first preference is to hire locally from within the country or community where we work and 80 of our staff are hired this way However in recognition of MEDA s product leadership approach a core group of global experts are retained who move from project to project as dictated by program needs MEDA may use some short term volunteers for specific assignments

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  • MEDA - MEDA
    MEDA in the News Media Centre Press Releases Get Social MEDA s Facebook Page Twitter MEDA Videos meda tv MEDA Blog Stories from the Field Client Stories Personal Reflections MEDA Web Links Get Involved MEDA Convention Upcoming MEDA Events MEDA Field Experiences How to Get Involved Youth Connect MEDA Ambassadors 20 under 35 MEDA Chapters Mennonite Entrepreneurs Conference Ways to Give Donate today Gift Solutions Catalogue Planned Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Marlin Hershey Director of Resource Development Address USA Contact This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it 1 800 665 7026 or 717 560 6546 Contact Form Send an Email All fields with an asterisk are required Name Email Subject Message Send Copy to Yourself Captcha Send Email MEDA Creating business solutions to poverty In Canada 155 Frobisher Drive Suite I 106

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  • MEDA - MEDA Engagement
    own work settings and to create sustainable solutions to poverty throughout the world MEDA affirms that all people are called to use their resources to help others no matter where they work or what they do We also affirm that business is a special calling from God the creation of employment and beneficial products is part of God s work in the world We invite people who share these values to join us in connecting faith and work in a needy world MEDA engages its supporters through products and events such as The Marketplace magazine and MEDAzine MEDA s annual convention Local MEDA chapter activities and regional events MEDA sponsored tours MEDA supporters may choose to be voting members of MEDA MEDA is incorporated as a non profit association and its members of record form the core ownership of MEDA The members present at the annual general meeting elect the Board of Directors and vote on all other matters presented There are no financial benefits of MEDA membership MEDA members are expected to provide an annual contribution to MEDA to support MEDA s mission and values to be involved with MEDA events as possible and to attend if possible the

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  • MEDA - MEDA Engagement Staff
    including four years on the executive committee She joined staff in 2011 Marion served in management positions with Mennonite Savings and Credit Union for 15 years She was a founding member of the Waterloo Region ASSETS Program WRAP and has also been a board member with Children and Family Services Wellesley and District Board of Trade and Wellesley Community Health Centre MAUREEN CRAWFORD Manager Donor Relations Maureen Crawford received her Administrative and Policy degree from Trent University She worked in the telecommunications industry with Bell and IBM for 20 years in customer service and sales For the past 10 years she has worked in the non profit sector helping to lead the restructuring of a large national organization Maureen joined MEDA in 2009 as manager resource development where she focuses on donor stewardship MICHAEL MILLER Regional Director Resource Development Michael has an extensive background in sales marketing and financial advising From 1991 to 2010 he worked for Mennonite Mutual Aid in Goshen Indiana nine years as regional sales manager regional vice president and the past 10 years as regional representative vice president with the Mennonite Foundation MMA Trust Company Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the Williams College in Williamstown MA Working from his home office in Kansas Michael is responsible for the US Mid West territory RUTH LEAMAN Regional Director of Resource Development Ruth brings six years of successful fundraising experience in Mennonite education to her new role Ruth most recently worked at Hinkletown Mennonite School where she led a major capital campaign as their director of advancement Previously as an executive advancement associate at Lancaster Mennonite School she launched an international development program Association Engagement CAROL EBY GOOD Manager Association Engagement In 2005 Carol joined MEDA s Association Engagement department coordinating MEDA s annual Business as a Calling convention and outreach to MEDA chapters Previously she worked in human resources with Mennonite Central Committee 1991 2005 based in Akron PA and with Evangelicals for Social Action in Philadelphia PA from 1988 1990 Carol holds a Masters of Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University and a BA in business administration from Eastern Mennonite University WALLY KROEKER Director of Publications Wally joined MEDA in 1985 as editor of The Marketplace Previously he worked for the Regina Leader Post Saskatchewan Business Journal Winnipeg Tribune and The Christian Leader Wally has a BA from Tabor College Hillsboro KS and an MA from the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary Fresno CA His books include God s Week has Seven Days Herald Faith Dilemmas for Marketplace Christians with Ben Sprunger and Carol Suter Herald and an online career guide You re Hired available for download on MEDA s website ALLISON NAFZIGER BOWMAN Administrative Assistant Allison has several years experience working in a variety of roles at Mennonite Central Committee in Akron Pennsylvania She has worked in the capacity of administrative assistant program discovery giving projects coordinator receptionist and most recently as the campaign manager for MCC s campaign against sexualized violence We

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