endPoverty.org is a faith-based non-profit dedicated to empowering the hard working poor in the developing world to lift themselves out of poverty.
After more than two decades of work across the developing world, endPoverty.org understands that poor people in every country have skills and initiative that they want to use to lift their families out of poverty. Instead of a handout in the form of aid, many thousands of poor clients have received a hand up through training and small business loans.
Hungry for credit from sources other than local loan sharks, these clients have responded by demonstrating unmistakably the creditworthiness of the world's poor: Loan repayment rates in endPoverty-funded programs typically exceed 95 percent, surpassing the performance of many commercial institutions. Rather than cultivating dependency, this strategy of microenterprise creates self-supporting entrepreneurs and,
as a consequence, healthier families and stronger local churches. endPoverty.org programs do not discriminate on the basis of religious affiliation or impose any religious requirements on prospective or current clients.
Developing countries also benefit from two unusual aspects of endPoverty's approach to relieving poverty. Rather than administering a large number of permanent branch offices around the world, we work with locally registered Christian organizations as partners, transferring required skills and capital. Also, each endPoverty project is designed to produce an indigenous, independent ministry, one that is expected to stand on its own financially within a few years.