Your Impact Changes Lives!
When we reflect back on this year, the word that comes to mind is gratitude. We are so incredibly thankful for all that MPA has been able to accomplish this year thanks to generous donors like you. Since 2006, MPA worked with partners and used microfinancing principles to help over 300,000 people lift themselves out of poverty.
At MPA, we do not believe in giving handouts. We believe in giving hand-ups. What does that mean? We believe that the path to someone getting out of poverty means empowering them with the tools and resources needed for them to create a sustainable income source. All of our program areas (loans, cows, water, health and education) utilize principles of microfinancing to achieve sustainability for the individuals, parents, families and communities in which we work.
We hear over and over when we visit people in Africa who have been a part of one of our programs that they are so thankful that they have their dignity back. They are proud that they can now provide for their family, have a safe place to call home, enjoy enough food to eat, and send their kids to school. They saved money, learned the principles of microfinancing, and THEY started their own business and now have a sustainable source of income. And now they are ready to show others how to do it.
Your Partnership = Success!
Another key to the success that MPA has had over the years is our partners, the organizations working on the ground in the six African countries in which we work. When we visit with our “Sandals on the Ground” – which is what we call our partners in Africa, – we listen. We listen to what is working and what challenges they have. We PARTNER together to continue to help lift people out of poverty through microfinancing.
You are also a PARTNER. We are so grateful for donors like you who provide funding to make a hand-up a reality. As a key partner in the work that we do, we ask you to please consider a gift to MPA. We have done amazing work this year but have so much more to do. We need your help in order to continue empowering people to lift themselves out of poverty.