What we do

Economic empowerment

By building trusting relationships, associations come together to learn, save, and invest.

Also by equipping people with skills, resources, and opportunities, we help families build a brighter future. Business skills training is just a part of our work.

Create strong communities

Five Talents' programs help communities come together to identify and mobilize their resources for good. Peace building and sustainable community development are key facets of our work.

Through participatory training, Five Talents helps individuals recognize local resources and talents, and mobilize them to create strong and sustainable businesses. As a business owner, the individual regains a sense of dignity and the cycle of poverty is broken in their family. With regular and growing income, program participants are able to cover basic needs and plan for the future.

Transformational Development

This is involves more than just economic growth. It is an approach to community welfare that takes into account spiritual, social, and economic well-being.

Individual and family development takes place in the context of a nurturing and supportive community. Our program model revolves around the creation of savings and loan associations in partnership with the local church. By building trusting relationships, associations come together to learn, save, and invest for the betterment of their communities. In some cases they even decide to form cooperative businesses together.