Five years ago, Ramesh and Dipak only had a very small popcorn roaster to perform their coffee roasting, it was challenging for their Kathmandu-based business, High Mountain Coffee to expand the business further. The two brothers from Nepal had started a church and a school but realized that their passion was in business.(Continue Reading …)
Naw PH and her husband are not only the pastors but also the leaders of a co-op of Paddy Farmers, in LY village. Their testimony is one of good stewardship and spiritual leaders in their community. As leaders of a co-op made up of 15 farmers, they have worked hard to ensure the livelihood of these families is assured, as well as employing workers as the yield of the land goes up. This business has done well, under their leadership, that they managed to pay the loan from B4T MM, back three years earlier(Continue Reading …)
A country in Central Asia recently had the opportunity to organise and host their inaugural Kingdom Impact Training for local business owners. 25 entrepreneurs attended, and it was encouraging to see the way that the local entrepreneurs welcomed the advice of how to do business God's way.(Continue Reading …)
B4T is about bringing transformation through businesses being run by local entrepreneurs. B4T holds the view that business is a legitimate tool for the expansion of the Kingdom of God. B4T aims to see transformation in individuals, households and communities impacting the spiritual, economic, social and environmental wellbeing of communities. This sounds good in theory, and yet to see the practical difference B4T is making was an eye-opening experience(Continue Reading …)
A success story out of Zambia, where lessons learned during a difficult childhood has taught Lilian Chisanga the fundimentals of running a business, and she has now expanded her Food Merchant Business, is repaying her loan faithfully, and is making a difference for the Kingdom of God!(Continue Reading …)
We all live in the Cloud - Malaysia, Kazakhstan, UK, Switzerland, Zambia, Nepal. Just once a year we have the privilege of meeting fact to face - this year in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in September. You can imagine what it was like - people who share a common passion to see business in the heart of mission, scattered across the world and communicating by Skype, Email, Whatsapp - suddenly face to face. A dam unleashed!!(Continue Reading …)
A passionate couple in Myanmar had a strong desire to support as many children who had no mother or father as they could, but how? How does a couple support 50-60 children, provide for their healthcare, schooling, spiritual well-being, and physical needs(Continue Reading …)
What is B4T’s biggest or highest costing project? The answer comes from Myanmar and a project purifying water.
The highest amount requested for any project was successfully raised this past year as a water purification process allowed a 'community leader' to sell clean water.
Already selling raw water from a well, equipment has been purchased allowing that raw water to be purified, bottled and sold safely
How do fashion and building a community mix? One Myanmar dressmaker has been able to answer this question. Her desire was to support those from her own community, and this led her to B4T. Through our partnership, infusing capital into her business and helping her plan, she is now able to support four national workers reaching her people for God through her own church.(Continue Reading...)
Central Asia hosted the very first B4T investor trip back in 2010. Several investments were made, and specific leaders from the surrounding countries saw the value of helping local transformational businesses, realising that this can be an invaluable tool in strengthening and equipping not only the entrepreneurs, but the local church.(Continue Reading …)`
When I was 21, a speaker came to our church and spoke about the mission field and how the harvest is ripe but the workers are few. At the end of the sermon, I stepped forward and told God: ìI am here; I will answer the callî. Many years passed on after that faithful day, I didnít think too much about what I told the Lord and continued living my life pursuing my career. Being the breadwinner and the only child in a middle class family, my whole focus and goal was to be able to provide for my parents, climb the corporate ladder, travel the world and achieve all the measures of success according to the world's standards.(Continue Reading...)
Having a long-term perspective in this ministry is critical. It takes time to build relationships and networks, and then see how the Lord brings these pieces together. This has been demonstrated so clearly through the story of David Harmony, a young entrepreneur in the food and beverage industry, who, after studying and working in Dubai and Bermuda, had returned to Myanmar in 2013. He was running a successful business in travel and tourism; however he still dreamed of opening his own restaurant.(Continue Reading...)
During an exploration trip to Uganda from 22 to 26 May 2017, a group of investors from Adelaide (we call this an ‘Investor Circle’) became very committed to the idea of working in this country through business. This trip was initiated after hearing from the Lord that they should explore the possibility of partnering with a local pastor called Jonah Bette in a slum area of Kampala(Continue Reading...)
Chris Insaidoo (OM Field Leader) is based in Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana. Chris has a good understanding of what B4T is all about and invited two core team members to visit the country with the view of expanding B4T into that country. The core team members went and were impressed by the local OM team as well as the potential developers that were put forward. On the last evening, the team has decided to invite a number of local business people over to introduce them to the B4T concept and to start rubbing shoulders with the local Christian business community.(Continue Reading...)