Family Business Program

Around the world, the family unit plays a key role in the stability of the local society—a fact that is especially true in developing nations. Another fact is this: communities whose economies are struggling at the very local level often see high levels of children without parental care. These children are left to fend for themselves because parents are often unable to provide for them. They may be taken to orphanages in the hope that they’ll have a better life, be educated, and have a higher chance of survival. This is a situation that no parent should ever have to face. 

The Family Business Program seeks to change this reality. By walking alongside each family as they take significant, proven steps, the narrative is shifted; it helps keep families together. It helps them directly thrive in their community, but more than that – it ripples outward into the entire community itself. As more and more families are empowered, the outlook of the entire community improves. The local economy strengthens, which leads to more opportunity for everyone.

Family empowerment is more than just a process or program, it is family preservation and orphan prevention.

When we empower families, brokenness is healed, dignity is restored, the impact is magnified. Healthy families take care of others. You heal families, you fix the orphan crisis.

Aschalew Abebe

Global Empowerment Director

WHY ENTREPRENEURSHIP?

Our Family Business Program shifts the narrative; it helps keep struggling families together.

 To date, we have enrolled over 1,000 families in our Family Business Program in Ethiopia, Haiti, Uganda, Belize, Dominican Republic, Peru, and Zimbabwe with an average increased income of approximately 642% — and many of these families now have 2-3 years of self-sufficiency under their belt! Not only does the program help families to thrive, but it ripples outward into the community as families grow their businesses, create even more jobs, and pour into the local economy.

7-STEP PROCESS

Empower a Family Today

Empower a Family Every Year

Empower a Family Every 2 Years

WHY ENTREPRENEURSHIP?

Our Family Business Program shifts the narrative; it helps keep struggling families together.

 To date, we have enrolled over 750 families in our Family Business Program in Ethiopia, Haiti, Uganda, and Dominican Republic with an average increased income of approximately 642% — and many of these families now have 2-3 years of self-sufficiency under their belt! Not only does the program help families to thrive, but it ripples outward into the community as families grow their businesses, create even more jobs, and pour into the local economy.

7-STEP PROCESS

Empower a Family Today

Empower a Family Every Year

Empower a Family Every 2 Years

Meet the Entrepreneurs You Will Empower

Below are some of  the entrepreneurs that will soon begin the program and launch their business, all through your generosity!

Cisca Vargas Chávez

Cisca Vargas Chávez

Let's Empower Cisca to launch her Fruit and Dessert Business in Iquitos, Peru.

Richard Kawala

Richard Kawala

Let's Empower Richard to launch his Auto Shop in Marondera, Zimbabwe

Addisua Tekka

Addisua Tekka

Let's Empower Addisua to launch her Injera Bakery in Gunchire, Ethiopia.

Jennifer Valera

Jennifer Valera

Let's Empower Jennifer to launch her Meat Business in La Vega, Dominican Republic.

Ruvarshe Kasendu

Ruvarshe Kasendu

Let's Empower Ruvarshe to launch her Clothing Business in Marondera, Zimbabwe.

John Bamusi

John Bamusi

Let's Empower John to launch his Fruit and Poultry Business in Marondera, Zimbabwe.

Ziandria Baird

Ziandria Baird

Let's Empower Ziandria to launch her Food Stand in Belize City, Belize.

Meriama Wabi

Meriama Wabi

Let's Empower Meriama to launch her Spice Business in Gunchire, Ethiopia.

Raquel Gonzales Ramírez

Raquel Gonzales Ramírez

Let's Empower Raquel to launch her Dessert Bakery in Iquitos, Peru.

Ossophina Pierre

Ossophina Pierre

Let's Empower Ossophina to launch her Clothing Business in La Vega, Dominican Republic.

Medina Shemsu

Medina Shemsu

Let's Empower Medina to launch her Injera Bakery in Gunchire, Ethiopia.

Praise Jekapu

Praise Jekapu

Let's Empower Praise to launch her Berverage Shop in Marondera, Zimbabwe.

Edith Coquinche Arévalo

Edith Coquinche Arévalo

Let's Empower Edith to launch her Restaurant in Iquitos, Peru.

Stacy Myers

Stacy Myers

Let's Empower Stacy to launch her Restaurant in Belize City, Belize.

Nilda Macuyama Aquije

Nilda Macuyama Aquije

Let's Empower Nilda to launch her Breakfast Café in Iquitos, Peru.

Tsitsi Mapondera

Tsitsi Mapondera

Let's Empower Tsitsi to launch her Bedding Shop in Marondera, Zimbabwe.

Milagros Tuanama Gutiérrez

Milagros Tuanama Gutiérrez

Let's Empower Milagros to launch her Restaurant in Iquitos, Peru.

Chewanesh Dino

Chewanesh Dino

Let's Empower Chewanesh to launch her Injera Bakery in Gunchire, Ethiopia.

Victor Prado

Victor Prado

Let's Empower Victor to launch his Flower Pot business in Belize City, Belize.

Patricia Mutsena

Patricia Mutsena

Let's Empower Patricia to launch her Grocery Shop in Marondera, Zimbabwe.

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Help One Now empowers families in developing countries through high-capacity local leaders with proven solutions to end extreme poverty.