Agape Fish Fund partners with PovertyCure to educate the Vietnamese community how to effectively help alleviate poverty for missions.
Agape Fish Fund is pleased to be an official partner of PovertyCure. PovertyCure is a Christian initiative that seeks to promote lasting, enterprise-based solutions that affirm the roles of individuals and families in turning around their situations.
PovertyCure has already become well-established, with over 400 partner organizations worldwide in over 140 countries. They have seen communities turn around when we focus on asking “What causes wealth?” instead of “What causes poverty?” Instead of giving aid, these solutions focus on enabling people to create value and prosperity for themselves, through business, enterprise, and entrepreneurship.
Grounded in economics and fueled by a spiritual passion for serving others, PovertyCure is focused on serving impact-driven individuals and organizations by:
Agape Fish Fund offers training programs as part of our mission to nurture a passion and cultivate prayer for poverty alleviation and missions among the Christian community in the United States.
Three Training Programs
In order to nurture a passion and cultivate prayer for poverty alleviation and missions among the Christian community in the United States, we are offering these programs:
Agape Fish Fund supports low-income Vietnamese diabetic patients in California by providing diabetes-appropriate meals and Christian accountability.
Support for Diabetic Vietnamese
Unmanaged diabetes in the Vietnamese community is a potentially life-threatening issue that needs to be addressed. A 2015 study found that about 1 in 17 Vietnamese adults (1 in 15 men and 1 in 20 women) has diabetes. The World Health Organization said that the prevalence of diabetes in Vietnam has almost doubled in the past 10 years, and across the population there is a lack of awareness about diabetes.
When diabetic patients are unaware of how to manage their diabetes, the disease can threaten their lives. There is a dire need for the low-income, diabetic Vietnamese population in California to have practical support in managing their diabetes.
Agape Fish Fund partners with a local missionary to provide nutrition and scholarships for foster children in Vietnam.
Food and Education for Rural Children
Children who come from rural villages in Vietnam usually don’t have the opportunity to go to school if they stay in the villages. One reason is that the schools are located far away from their homes. The children would have to travel a distance to get to school, and then board nearby.
Another reason is that the impoverished parents prefer the children to help out with the farming work or to help provide family income in other ways. If the children aren’t helping with the farm work, then they run around unattended, or their parents have them go into town to sell lotto tickets, postcards, or homemade desserts to earn money. In some cases, the children might even have to beg on the streets for their family. These rural children need a way to have an education to break the poverty cycle for their family.
Agape Fish Fund partners with a missionary and local church in Lashio, Burma, to provide meals and ministry for malnourished children in remote areas of Burma under war and conflict .
Our partner missionary trains his disciples and is a tentmaker. He and his team have already been supporting the church in Lashio, helping 40 children, for about 50 cents a day. However, this year there are over 50 children that came from the countryside, due to the increased need. Although the parents are supposed to fund half the food budget, many couldn’t afford to this year because of their fields being ravaged from the war.
Read about the life-changing stories on the mission field.