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  • MEDA - MSCU - Mutual Aid in Action
    vision That all people may experience God s love and unleash their potential to earn a livelihood provide for families and enrich their communities We re living in a world that is capable of feeding every person that lives on the planet Abhijit Bannerjee Massachusetts Institute of Technology Support farmers around the globe We re excited to announce a new three year partnership with MSCU Mennonite Savings and Credit Union in support of MEDA s Farmer to Farmer program This initiative engages farmers in North America with the work that MEDA does in support of small farmers around the world Over the next three years MSCU and MEDA will partner to convene conversations and build connections between local and global farmers Business solutions to poverty MEDA s work with farmers takes many different forms MEDA is helping to ensure that more food and more nutritious food is grown to meet the needs of rapidly expanding populations This provides long term solutions to the problems of food security and improved incomes for small farmers Lend a hand MEDA is encouraging small farmers in Ghana Ukraine Ethiopia and other developing countries to adopt sustainable farming practices and help them move away from meager subsistence toward a more prosperous future Small farmers learn how to boost yields through the use of better seeds planting techniques simple technologies e g drip irrigation treadle pumps and the responsible use of fertilizers and pesticides Farmers reduce waste by improving distribution systems so food gets to market before it rots in the field and they get better storage to protect their produce from the elements How Farmer to Farmer works Give from your harvest help the poor increase theirs MEDA is helping small farmers in Ukraine Ethiopia Ghana and other developing countries to adopt sustainable farming practices

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/ways-to-give/farmer-to-farmer/mscu-mutual-aid-in-action (2016-02-17)
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  • MEDA - Fundraise for MEDA
    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 You can help MEDA create business solutions to poverty Sponsor or create an event to help raise donations to support MEDA s work around the world Whether it s a wedding birthday dinner a walk run company promotion or to honor or celebrate someone special you can create a customized fundraising page for your event and encourage colleagues friends and family to support MEDA Let s make a difference together Visit the Canadian Fundraising Page MEDA Creating business solutions

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/ways-to-give/fundraise-for-meda (2016-02-17)
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  • MEDA - Products Supporting MEDA
    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 Email Print Products Supporting MEDA We are proud to acknowledge the following organizations for their support of our work in creating business solutions to poverty around the world There are many ways to support MEDA one being when you purchase items from which MEDA receives a portion of the proceeds Stoneridge Orchards Farmers helping farmers in developing countries Farmers Helping Farmers A portion of the proceeds of the sale of each specially marked Stoneridge Orchards package of all natural dried fruits goes directly to support farmers in developing countries through MEDA For 60 years MEDA has been serving the working poor around the world bringing dignity and joy by helping them grow sustainable small businesses that are not dependent on charity for

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  • MEDA - MEDA Annual Reports
    of small businesses that are able to employ many others from the community and of their ability to now care for the needy in their own midst It is truly a gift to be able to share God s love in this way In Nicaragua and Peru through an innovative program supported by the Canadian government MEDA is providing 20 entrepreneurial small companies with matching grants to help farmers gain access to new markets and or technologies that improve their productivity These companies offer export markets for dried fruits chili peppers and organic coffee and provide improved cultivars of plantains drip irrigation systems biodigesters and a host of other services needed by farmers And it is clear that these entrepreneurs selected on the strength of their business plans are creating businesses that truly bring a harvest of hope to small farmers This year we were able to help more than 42 million families realize healthier more economically sustainable lives Working through 223 partners in 49 countries we reached some 38 million clients served by microfinance institutions and small and medium enterprises where MEDA has an investment through one of the Sarona funds 1 7 million families who received mosquito nets in Tanzania and 3 1 million farmers and entrepreneurs who received training financial services and or access to markets provided by MEDA and our partners These numbers do not count clients of organizations we worked with in the past who continue to serve thousands of entrepreneurs long after MEDA is no longer directly involved Your contributions made this possible We multiplied your 6 million in private contributions up 20 from last year with government and foundation funding to achieve a total budget of nearly 41 million Assets in the Sarona Risk Capital Fund increased 10 to 20 million while total assets under management grew dramatically to 340 million due in large part to substantial growth in MicroVest and the 85 million first close of the Sarona Frontier Markets Fund 2 LP We were grateful to see a net surplus of 2 8 million resulting from an operating surplus of 802 000 and a 2 0 million increase in the equity of our Sarona Risk Capital Fund Most of these funds will be reinvested again and again in businesses that serve the poor We are immensely grateful to our supporters our board and our wonderful staff who generously share their time to cultivate solutions to poverty We invite you to join in this work and to experience the harvest of hope Allan Sauder President Debbie Sauder David Chair MEDA Annual Report 2012 Download Executive View At MEDA we believe that when we take a shared risk with the poor we will see cascading returns of many kinds Our commitment to creating business solutions to poverty for the poorest of the economically active most often results in immediate and dramatic impact for those families and their communities While the poor are not immune to global economic pressures unleashing their own entrepreneurship and

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/annual-report (2016-02-17)
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  • MEDA - Marketplace Magazine - Where Christian faith gets down to business
    to back you up Those who feel they Read more Email Print Bagels and butter tarts As printed in the Marketplace July August 2014 issue Patrons ooh and aah over John Bergen s café bakeries by Dave Rogalsky In 2002 the men at Waterloo Kitchener United Mennonite Church decided to name their an nual Valentine s Dinner the Henry Bergen Beef Dinner to support the annual pork sale at Read more Email Print Paying what you owe As printed in the Marketplace July August 2014 issue Faith and family history told him to pay what you owe even when undercharged She said she brought up our phone conversation at their morning managers meeting and some of the people didn t understand why we would do something like that After Read more Email Print Devoted to rice As printed in the Marketplace July August 2014 issue Jason Dudek is a firm believer that the private sector should lead the way from poverty to prosperity It may seem immodest to say so but it s possible Jason Dudek and his partners know more about rice than anyone in Sierra Leone We were among Read more Email Print From Deep Convictions to Tall Grass As printed in The Marketplace May June 2014 Issue Bread co op grew out of church study of food and land issues by Evelyn Rempel Petkau Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company is well known in and around Winnipeg for its gooey cinnamon buns and its organic local baking and preserves suffusing the marketp Read more Email Print Dream Job As printed in The Marketplace May June 2014 Issue Former MEDA staffer now tracks numbers on the gridiron Jim Bell will never forget Hurricane Andrew It was 1992 and Bell then a member of MEDA s accounting staff was in

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/marketplace-magazine (2016-02-17)
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  • MEDA - Webinars
    of sharing identifying and systematizing lessons learned from several studies and projects conducted by the MIF and its partners on women and agribusiness in Peru Guatemala and Haiti and rural microfinance for women in Paraguay Colombia and Peru Click here to watch the recording of this panel Date November 10 2014 Organizer The Multilateral Investment Fund Speakers Béatrice Gérard Training Manager Technoserve Katherine Arblaster Project Manager Private Sector Development Agriculture MEDA Technolinks Connie Kolosvary Café Femenino Program Director Organic Products Trading Company Anna Gincherman Chief Product Development Officer Women s World Banking Alejandro Escobar Lead Specialist High Value Agricultural Markets MIF Moderator Email Print A Seat at the Table for Youth Successes and Chalenges in Youth Engagement The USAID Youth Policy released in 2012 highlights the importance of integrating youth engagement into all aspects of development including project design implementation and monitoring and evaluation Engaging youth at all stages helps to build high impact projects that are more responsive to young people s needs leading to more sustainable outcomes What are some successes and challenges of meaningfully engaging youth as future community leaders and positive agents of change Join us to hear from specialists and youth representatives from the International Youth Foundation Mennonite Economic Development Associates International Planned Parenthood Federation and Chemonics as they share their experiences and lessons learned This discussion will highlight the key role of engaging youth and show why it s important that young people have a seat at the table in global development Date September 10 2014 Organizer Chemonics Time 1 30 3 00pm EST Speakers International Youth Foundation Mennonite Economic Development Associates International Planned Parenthood Federation Chemonics For more information and to register for this webinar click here Email Print Designing Loans for Youth Lessons Learned from Market Research to Pilot Listen to panelists share insights and experiences in conducting market research for then designing and rolling out financial products for youth in Morocco According to the World Bank the MENA region suffers from one of the highest rates of financial exclusion in the world The situation in Morocco where only 4 3 of adults have received a loan from a financial institution in 2012 is particularly dire Youth are disproportionally affected by obstacles to finance Thus only a minority of them are able to access credit in order to create or develop their business support their families and ensure a better future for themselves and their loved ones Over a six year project supported by MasterCard Foundation MEDA designed and developed an approach to address this gap and to lead to youth financial inclusion Working with three leading Moroccan microfinance institutions MEDA and partners began the product development journey from market research to pilot This webinar presents the results from market research to the design of prototypes of three credit products with a closing reflection on lessons MEDA would like to share with other practitioners in the field of financial inclusion This is the third installment of the Understanding Youth and their Financial

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/webinars (2016-02-17)
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  • MEDA - Policies, Logos, and Branding
    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

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  • MEDA - Website Login / Logout
    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

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