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September 2017
September 2017
 
 
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These words of praise are were written by MBM mentor Jared Sonido.

After completing MBM's basic business training conducted by our mentor Ate Cheryl in February 2017, MBM granted  11 business entrepreneurs loans as part of the first group  of MBM Biliran beneficiaries.  All11 loans have been repaid.  Time for a Philippine celebration!

It was simple yet memorable celebration of how good God is in our lives for the provision and blessings to help improve  the economic stability of these energetic people. Food was brought to share with others, special rewards were given to those who are faithful in attendance and also in savings.

The loan recipients had the opportunity to see MBM Board Director, Sir Lewk, through Skype. It was a great time with him during the party. This meet and greet experience was a first for many. They heard the voice of Sir Lewk and prayers were made for Sir Lewk and vice versa to the MBM Biliran first loan group. They look forward in meeting Sir Lewk in person as ...


August 2017
August 2017
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MBM partners with Samaritana Transformation Ministries as MBM makes its first micro loans to empower and improve lives!

This is Payatas, Quezon City, MBM’s newest area. It is very well known to be the dump site for all garbage of Metro Manila and is the largest landfill in the Philippines. 1000 trucks/day dump 2-3 tons of garbage!


Most of the people living here work at the dump site are scavengers, searching for bottles, plastics and anything they can sell. MBM and Samaritana’s newest partner church Komunidad Kay Kristo (Community in Christ) is headed by the resident pastor, Pastor Jack Alvarez. Pastor Jack believes that the true Christian principle to help the poor is to empower them through mentorship and educating them on the principles of business. He believes that the right Christian way to help the poor is to assist them financially by lending them money for business capital without any interest. That is why he is very grateful for MBM and Samaritana.

I am MBM's newest program ...


October 2016
October 2016
 
 
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11th and 12th batch Recognition Day and Celebration

Talisay, Cebu, Philippines. October 12, 2016 (Wednesday) we celebrated the 11th and 12th batch graduation. We have 6 members in the 11th batch who have paid off their loans to MBM, at the same time, we also have 6 members in the 12th batch. But only a few were able to attend to due to weather and various other reasons. But we were able to send them their certificates and Bibles as their awards of being faithful in their responsibilities to their businesses and to MBM.

All of them gave testimonies of how grateful they are to God that they were able to be part of MBM to helps them run a business and a livelihood that they can call their own now. We had a lot of games and prizes for the good payees and savers of the year.

We invited the pastor of Christ Forever Glorified Assembly of Tubod, Minglanilla to speak to us and who shared a very inspiring message from God’s Word about business and mentoring. Indeed, we can’t be successful ...


September 2016
September 2016
 
 
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Children of Faith and MBM form a partnership in Vizag, India!

Kicking off our Vision 2025 efforts, MBM has been very busy this year working with a new mission partner in India. Children of Faith (COF) is an orphanage located in Visakhapatnam (Visag for short), a seaport on the eastern coast of India with a population of approximately 2 million people.  COF was founded and is operated by an Indian couple, Anand and Rosie Thandu.

Anand and Rosie attended universities here in California and had successful careers in the San Francisco Bay Area before God called them to move back to India to help the many orphaned children in need of love and education. Today the orphanage provides housing and schooling for 120 beautiful children. Anand and Rosie also have a new project to build Hope Academy to provide education for 800 students.

MBM was introduced to Anand and Rosie through our good friends at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church in Orinda, California. Board members Vince Wirthman and ...


September 2016
September 2016

Denis Batema is a true success story, not only for Children of Grace but also for MBM. Denis was a sponsored child and excelled at his primary and secondary education. He was awarded the MasterCard scholarship and is now a junior at Arizona State University. Denis put together a viable business plan with MBM’s assistance and with a $1000 loan, he started a gym in the town of Jinja, Uganda. He paid his loan off in six months, and today his business continues to thrive. We are very proud of Denis for all of his accomplishments and his entrepreneurial spirit!


September 2016
September 2016
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Gift World 2016 is coming on October 9.

JOIN US on the patio and meet and support 16 of our mission partners on Sunday, October 9 from 10AM to 1PM. Delicious mission burgers will be served!

Gift World 2016 - Promo from CPC Danville on Vimeo.

ABOUT GIFT WORLD

CPC is excited to let you know about Gift World! Gift World began in 2008 as an opportunity to purchase meaningful Christmas gifts for family, friends, and business associates.

Your gifts make a difference to those in need locally, regionally and internationally by providing tangible items to those who have little or nothing and need the basics to live. In return for your gift, you will receive an acknowledgement gift card to present during the Christmas season.

We hope to see you at Gift World Sunday on October 9th!  You will have an opportunity to meet 16 of our 59 mission partners from around the world.  You will help make a difference in the lives of those who count on us for ...


September 2016
September 2016
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Now here is a dedicated MBM Board member! The tattoo on his ankle is of his favorite MBM location...Uganda! And that spot you see? Well that is Jinja, Uganda where MBM established its "flagship" loan program back in 2009. Go Steve!


March 2016
March 2016

Our new video from MBM. Watch and share our Vision for 2025!


October 2014
October 2014

Steve reports that “34 of our 36 MBM borrowers (94%) said they benefit from participating in an MBM accountability group where they can receive support, help solve one another’s business problems, and learn how to keep income and expense records—all while making friends and receiving personal guidance from an MBM Mentor.” 34 of the 36 borrowers interviewed were women, 2 are men. 40% are married, 60% are single. Nearly half of those now single have lost a spouse to HIV/Aids. The borrowers’ ages ranged from 27 to 61. Here is a snapshot of Steve’s findings:

Business Owner Review
· 31 of those surveyed had a current loan from MBM (5 others did not)
· 23 borrowers (64%) had a business for 4 years or more
· 10 borrowers (24%) had 2 to 3 years of business experience
· First loans—16 borrowers (45%)
· Second loans—13 borrowers (36%)
· Third loans—7 borrowers (19%)

Saving and Investing
· 34 individuals have an active personal savings account
· 27% intend to invest their savings “back into the ...