Empowering Means Through Training of Nationals in Developing Nations
“For nearly two out of every three people today hunger is not merely an occasional pain felt before lunch time, it is a lifestyle”
EMTTN is a public nonprofit that is utilizing many means and partnerships to alleviate world poverty through community transformation. By partnering with national leadership our hope and desire is to provide and facilitate training, Giving the nationals the knowledge and skills with the ability to start their own small business. We find microfinance/microcredit to be a proven successful way to help fight against poverty. Small loans (beginning at approximately $50.00) enable the poor to establish their own small business whether it is raising chickens to sell eggs, goats to sell milk, a cooker to start a street restaurant, or a sewing machine to start producing clothes.
The income generated from these businesses will allow people to pay for their loans in small increments over a long period of time. The payback period is a year and will include a small fixed interest. The businesses will also be able to meet their financial needs. Many will be trained and assisted in a large scale businesses or will have the ability to expand their businesses. This will make it so they will be able to employ more people.
In the inner city we will be partnering with a local church group for accountability. We will assist in the development of a school and the classes will include English, computer skilled, sewing, screen printing, food services, health and nutrition, business leadership small business management . Many small businesses will develop from this program at a very fast pace. Transformation will develop quickly. Much like the other lending groups in this arena the national leadership will develop accountability groups.
In order to meet the criteria to receive a loan from EMTTN you must pay for training (usually a small amount. This will help us to receive those that are serious about change and also to pay the wages of the teachers) and they have to agree to join a group of five other business owners to become accountable for their success. They will be managed by national leaders that have also been trained in transformational leadership. They will be required to make weekly payments of their loans so the payback amount is small and relatively easy to achieve.
EMTTN will be assisting nationals in the development of a vocational training village in a rural area outside the main city. These projects will range from 25 to 75 acres and will consist of 3 general areas.
1: Community grounds that offer church, school, medical clinic, village store, access to clean water well, playground, ball fields, fishing pond, community garden, Artisan sales center.
2: Working Grounds, Aquaponics fish farm, animal husbandry, agriculture, food processing, tree farm, bee keeping, construction, A mock hotel, And housing. Each section of area 2 will have a staff house along with 3 houses for members working in area 1. These houses will also shelter one widow and five orphans each so each house will be built by the national to facilitate 2 families.
3: A rehabilitation center. This center will be separated from the rest and provide food and shelter for those national suffering from addictions and housing and rehabilitation for those coming out of sexual trafficking. One these individuals have passed whatever there criteria will be they can be train and put into the workplace. The community grounds will be opened daily were all community is welcome to come and enjoy a safe place. The mock hotel will provide housing for our short term teams as well as training for the national in hospitality management. Computer skills, POS management. English language skills. We hope that the training for these will allow them to get positions in the many hotels around the tourist areas as well as to make sure are guest that are on short term for training nationals are comfortable and well cared for. The construction team is made up of national trained in the skill of building buildings. Once we obtain the equipment needed to our infrastructure like brick making machines that can produce 1500 stackable bricks per day. Tractors, cement mixer, power tools. They will build their village buildings and then they will be hired out to build for others.
From the farm side there will tilapia at an anticipated rate of 1500 lbs. per week. Beef, goat, chicken, pig, catfish, worms, honey, fruits and vegetables. Many of these items will be processed and packed into a marketable foo product as well as sold whole in the market