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MEDA - Mennonite Economic Development Associates
Creating business solutions to poverty

MEDA is an international economic development organization whose mission is to create business solutions to poverty. Founded in 1953 by a group of Mennonite business professionals, we partner with the poor to start or grow small and medium-sized businesses in developing regions around the world. Our expertise includes a full range of economic development tools: financial services, improved technology, business training, better access to markets and equity investment. Our work most often focuses on women, youth and the rural poor. We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to earn a livelihood and that unleashing entrepreneurship is a powerful way to alleviate poverty.

Our Mission
As an association of Christians, faithful in daily work and committed to sharing abilities and resources, MEDA creates business solutions to poverty.

Our Vision
...that all people may experience Gods love and unleash their potential to earn a livelihood, provide for families and enrich their communities.

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