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:
About the DVD Series
PovertyCure traveled around the world, to crowded cities and rural villages. They visited orphanages, churches, and businesses. They asked, “What has worked? What has failed, and why? What are the forgotten truths in need of rediscovery? What are the foundations that allow human beings, families, and communities to thrive?”
In light of their research and conversations, they created a six-part video series to inform people how to help alleviate poverty most effectively and how God wants us to respond to poverty. The six parts include:
Vietnamese Translation and Training
This resource is already subtitled in 15 languages, but is not yet available in Vietnamese. Our partnership with PovertyCure will make the video series curriculum available in Vietnamese. This will enable us to educate the Vietnamese community on how they can effectively help alleviate poverty for missions. We trust that this will increase their desire to join the cause of empowering people to become self-sustainable.
Our trainers will provide English and Vietnamese seminars for church communities in California to spread awareness. Every time we hold a seminar we help people learn more and to become part of the sustainable solution. The PovertyCure training will be a way to build relationships with potential donors and to enlarge our community.
About the Documentary Film: Poverty,Inc.
Over a billion people around the world live in poverty. As Christians, we’re called to help. But sometimes our help can make things worse. The documentary Poverty, Inc. portrays examples of this. Sometimes donated items sit somewhere, unused because they were unnecessary and unhelpful. Sometimes donated products put local companies out of business because their customers become used to acquiring goods for free. The documentary film explores all of these issues. It challenges us to find ways to empower people in need to fulfill their potential and to thrive on their own.
When people establish businesses for themselves, they change slums into cities. They change job seekers into job makers. They are given a sense of independence, human dignity, confidence, knowledge, opportunity, character, responsibility, hard work, vision, self-esteem, and new moral purpose. They are not the problem. They are the solution.
Read about the life-changing stories on the mission field.