Over the past year, Zimbabwe has faced political and economic instability. Nevertheless, the entrepreneurs in our network have continued to make strides.
Evangelister is one of them. She is a wife, mother of three, and an entrepreneur living in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe.
When we first met, Evangelister was earning a small income selling vegetables, but she dreamed of growing this agribusiness to better provide for her family of five. So, we connected her to business training and a savings group in our local network.
Six months after joining the savings group, the group members provided Evangelister with a loan which she used to grow her agribusiness and start a new retail business.
Shortly after, she received a second loan to start another business: a small food market.
A savvy entrepreneur, Evangelister now owns three businesses in three different sectors. By diversifying her businesses, she has successfully navigated the risks of Zimbabwe's tumultuous environment.
Today, she holds her head high—proud to know that she has lifted herself and her family of five out of poverty.
This Christmas, we're sharing stories of Good News—like Evangelister's story—from around our global network.
We live in a world inundated with bad news. And yet, we know that God is at work. So, as we reflect this season on the Good News of Christ's coming, we want to uplift these hopeful stories of how God is moving in our network and how your partnership is at work transforming lives through business.
Evangelister's story, and the stories of countless others around the world, are only possible because of generous partners like you.
We invite you to continue this momentum and spread Good News into 2019 by making a gift today. Your support will equip more entrepreneurs like Evangelister to rise above poverty through business, and help us create jobs, economic opportunities, and a world of good in 2019!