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We want our supporters to be informed!  Learn more about World Encounter and the people who work and serve on our board of directors. Read about “Backroads Banking,” our microloan program and why we believe microfinance is one of the most the dynamic ways to provide development to alleviate poverty.

The more you learn about Christ-centered microfinance, the more empowered you will be to make a difference for those trapped in physical and spiritual poverty around the world.
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Resources for Learning about Microfinance

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor … and Yourself
By Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
Provides churches with the foundational concepts and general principles they need to more holistically minister to the poor, without hurting the poor or themselves.

A Billion Bootstraps: Microcredit, Barefoot Banking, and the Business Solution for Ending Poverty
By Phil Smith and Eric Thurman
Explores how small loans empower those living in poverty to start small businesses, in turn allowing them to support their families and improve local economies. Also explains how ordinary people can get involved.

Christian Microenterprise Development: An Introduction
By David Bussau and Russell Mask
An introductory book on microfinance and how it can be used to further Christ’s kingdom.

Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle against World Poverty
By Muhammad Yunus
Autobiography of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus

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