Five Talents USA

Five Talents USA Five Talents empowers the poor through community savings and small business development. Commended by resolution at the 1998 Lambeth Conference, Five Talents was created as a long-term response to the ravages of poverty that debilitate communities in developing countries.
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The founders, including Anglican Church leaders, talked about the plight of the poor and those dying of famine, AIDS/HIV and other diseases. They wanted not only to assist but also to guard the dignity of the poor, many of whom survive on $1 a day, by supporting them in small businesses. Today, Five Talents is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C. We have offices in London and Kampala, Uganda, as well as an office in the southeast US that coordinates our Latin American program and curriculum development. We are supported by hundreds of volunteers across the US and the UK.

The founders, including Anglican Church leaders, talked about the plight of the poor and those dying of famine, AIDS/HIV and other diseases. They wanted not only to assist but also to guard the dignity of the poor, many of whom survive on $1 a day, by supporting them in small businesses. Today, Five Talents is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C. We have offices in London and Kampala, Uganda, as well as an office in the southeast US that coordinates our Latin American program and curriculum development. We are supported by hundreds of volunteers across the US and the UK.

Mission: Five Talents transforms lives through economic empowerment. Our vision is to eradicate extreme poverty by restoring human dignity and creating strong, sustainable communities. We do this through strong local partnerships, literacy and business skills training, community savings, and business development.

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Meet Paul, the proud owner of a successful baking business in #Kenya. Paul is blind and used to have to beg to provide f...
10/08/2020

Meet Paul, the proud owner of a successful baking business in #Kenya. Paul is blind and used to have to beg to provide for his family. Until one of our partners invited Paul to Five Talents savings group. Using the business skills he learned and a loan from the group, Paul bought a charcoal oven and started baking cakes. He tells us, "The loans have helped change my life."

The devastating impacts of the coronavirus are even greater in the areas Five Talents serves where healthcare and clean ...
10/07/2020

The devastating impacts of the coronavirus are even greater in the areas Five Talents serves where healthcare and clean water are not always a given. Would you join us today in praying for our partners around the world?
#prayer #covid19 #coronavirus #nonprofit"

Thanks to supporters like you, more than a million people have benefitted from this #ministry since it started in 1998. ...
10/06/2020

Thanks to supporters like you, more than a million people have benefitted from this #ministry since it started in 1998. #Women are running #businesses, #children are going to #school, parents are able to feed their families because of the business #training your support provides.

"After a few months, I took a loan from our group’s savings and started selling assorted food items... With a good custo...
10/04/2020

"After a few months, I took a loan from our group’s savings and started selling assorted food items... With a good customer base, I made a profit and expanded my business. I am transformed from a beggar to a giver.”
YOU can help even more women like Leoni. Head to the link to uplift someone in great need today! https://fivetalents.org/uplift

95 percent! That's the average loan repayment rate across our programs. And they're repaid ON TIME! This is just one of ...
10/03/2020

95 percent! That's the average loan repayment rate across our programs. And they're repaid ON TIME! This is just one of the results of social capital - trust and accountability developed in Five Talents savings groups.
Photo: @adamdickens

#fivetalents #microfinance #poverty

Five Talents model includes seven steps and at the heart of these are #savings groups. Find out why this approach works ...
10/02/2020

Five Talents model includes seven steps and at the heart of these are #savings groups. Find out why this approach works and continues to serve desperately #poor communities even in the midst of the global #pandemic: https://fivetalents.org/

Five Talents goes where others don't! In the last year, we served #communities in eight countries and expanded to new ar...
10/01/2020

Five Talents goes where others don't! In the last year, we served #communities in eight countries and expanded to new areas in #SouthSudan, #Kenya, #Myanmar and the Democratic Republic of #Congo.

Consider a monthly gift to Five Talents to help us plan ahead in these extraordinary times. $20 per month provides train...
09/21/2020
Uplift A Person in Great Need — Five Talents

Consider a monthly gift to Five Talents to help us plan ahead in these extraordinary times. $20 per month provides training for two #entrepreneurs to join a savings group, access financial training for their #business, and most important, provide for their families

Help uplift an entrepreneur, family, and community in need. Monthly partnerships are key to Five Talents’ ministry and you can make a difference.

We appreciate you praying for our partners around the world as they navigate through this difficult time of the global p...
09/15/2020

We appreciate you praying for our partners around the world as they navigate through this difficult time of the global pandemic. Please continue to pray for their health and safety.
#coronavirus #pandemic #fivetalents #nonprofit #prayer #health #safety

Business skills and access to savings and loans can make a world of difference for families living in poverty. Learn mor...
09/14/2020
From Our Family to Yours — Five Talents

Business skills and access to savings and loans can make a world of difference for families living in poverty. Learn more in this inspiring reflection from one Burundian family. #Microfinance #Empowerment #VillageSavings #Burundi

Helen shares her remarkable journey from extreme poverty to business owner. Discover the power of church-based community savings.

What does global mission look like during a global pandemic? How can this work be done when there are lock downs, travel...
09/13/2020

What does global mission look like during a global pandemic? How can this work be done when there are lock downs, travel restrictions and social distancing rules in place? Join us on Thursday, Sept. 24th for a virtual, interactive conversation about mission during coronavirus. Head to the link to reserve a spot for this free zoom session:
http://www.fivetalents.org/events/2020/9/24/exploring-global-mission-during-a-pandemic
Photo: @biziphoto

In Monica's hometown, #families traveled far to buy gas for their cars or farm equipment. With a $20 loan from her Five ...
09/12/2020

In Monica's hometown, #families traveled far to buy gas for their cars or farm equipment. With a $20 loan from her Five Talents savings group, Monica set up a roadside stall to sell gas to her #neighbors. It did so well that now Monica has her own gas station! #Kenya #fivetalents

Five Talents #entrepreneurs are #farmers, #seamstresses, gas station owners, soap makers, #florists. Their hard work ena...
09/11/2020

Five Talents #entrepreneurs are #farmers, #seamstresses, gas station owners, soap makers, #florists. Their hard work enables them to start and grow their small #businesses. And you can help them do that! Head to the link to find out how: http://www.fivetalents.org/donate-online

Five Talents is proud to serve #rural #communities in several regions of #Myanmar. #Development has been hindered across...
09/10/2020

Five Talents is proud to serve #rural #communities in several regions of #Myanmar. #Development has been hindered across the country due to isolation, #conflict and natural disasters. Currently, only 26% of the population has access to electricity.

95%. That's the average repayment rate on member loans! The social capital built in Five Talents savings groups establis...
09/09/2020

95%. That's the average repayment rate on member loans! The social capital built in Five Talents savings groups establishes trust and accountability.
Photo: @adamdickens
#nonprofit #trust #accountability #socialcapital #neighbors #loans

#Poverty is complex. #Families suffer #malnutrition and disease. They lack access to #education, clean #water, affordabl...
09/08/2020

#Poverty is complex. #Families suffer #malnutrition and disease. They lack access to #education, clean #water, affordable #healthcare and #justice. #FiveTalents programs address these needs through a special type of #micro-finance: http://fivetalents.org/proven-model
Photo: @adamdickens

"... [God] gave me the strength to work. He gave me a business that grew with time... the group in my church became my f...
09/06/2020

"... [God] gave me the strength to work. He gave me a business that grew with time... the group in my church became my family. They advised me, prayed and also blessed me with a loan to grow my business. Now we are like a big family because we help each other."

Back in January, #FiveTalents traveled to #Myanmar to conduct #business management training. Program work looks differen...
09/05/2020

Back in January, #FiveTalents traveled to #Myanmar to conduct #business management training. Program work looks differently now due to the #coronavirus but savings groups continue to support each other and spend time in #fellowship using their phones, proving #resilience.

At the request of our partners, Five Talents introduced #trauma #healing workshops alongside our #savings group and busi...
09/04/2020

At the request of our partners, Five Talents introduced #trauma #healing workshops alongside our #savings group and business-skills training. These #community workshops are helping bring #restoration and #forgiveness to communities in #SouthSudan.

#Friends like you to #transform lives through #economic #empowerment. The #communities we serve are extremely #vulnerabl...
09/03/2020

#Friends like you to #transform lives through #economic #empowerment. The #communities we serve are extremely #vulnerable and many have been affected by #conflict. Yet, these stories of #resilience encourage us everyday: http://www.fivetalents.org/stories

Meet Angelina. This brave #widow and #mother joined a #FiveTalents #literacy class at her #church and learned to read, c...
09/02/2020

Meet Angelina. This brave #widow and #mother joined a #FiveTalents #literacy class at her #church and learned to read, count, and write. She is a #leader in her church and works as an evangelist traveling to villages in #SouthSudan encouraging people with the message of #Jesus.

80% of Five Talents members are women. The vast majority are mothers who have overcome great obstacles to start their ow...
09/01/2020

80% of Five Talents members are women. The vast majority are mothers who have overcome great obstacles to start their own businesses. #business #Bolivia #FTUS #fivetalents #women #nonprofit #microfinance

Jenn invested five years of her life working with Five Talents, helping build our capacity to serve the poorest of the p...
08/31/2020
The Most Courageous Woman I Ever Met — Five Talents

Jenn invested five years of her life working with Five Talents, helping build our capacity to serve the poorest of the poor. Five Talents mourns Jennifer’s passing and condoles with her family and friends:

For five years Jennifer Ruff served with Five Talents. Learn more about this courageous woman in this inspiring reflection from Rev. Corky Eddins.

"We can do more when we save together."Photo: @biziphoto⠀#fivetalents #savings #together #community #neighbors #nonprofi...
08/30/2020

"We can do more when we save together."
Photo: @biziphoto⠀

#fivetalents #savings #together #community #neighbors #nonprofit #business #entrepreneur

In remote, #rural villages and post-conflict communities, Five Talents walks alongside #local #churches and local #leade...
08/29/2020

In remote, #rural villages and post-conflict communities, Five Talents walks alongside #local #churches and local #leaders. We have learned so much through these #friends and take action based off the #needs of those living in these #communities where we #serve.

Most of Five Talents program participants use their earnings for their children and the results are healthier families, ...
08/28/2020

Most of Five Talents program participants use their earnings for their children and the results are healthier families, strong and sustainable communities, and vibrant and growing churches.
#southsudan #children #results #nonprofit #healthier #families #churches #sustainable

It may seem surprising, but even those living in the most extreme poverty can save a little each week, start a tiny busi...
08/27/2020

It may seem surprising, but even those living in the most extreme poverty can save a little each week, start a tiny business, and begin to fulfill their God-given potential. Read some of their stories: https://fivetalents.org/stories
#poverty #save #potential #smallbusiness #Myanmar

Our program directors in Bolivia, Sara and Eva Mamani are so #passionate about this #ministry and how it is helping thei...
08/26/2020

Our program directors in Bolivia, Sara and Eva Mamani are so #passionate about this #ministry and how it is helping their #neighbors learn to develop their #talents and #resources so they can provide for and #create #opportunities for the #families.

Our program coordinator in #Burundi shares #FiveTalents programs have "restored #dignity to those who used to be margina...
08/25/2020

Our program coordinator in #Burundi shares #FiveTalents programs have "restored #dignity to those who used to be marginalized, raised #hope for the disadvantaged, built #love and #trust among all members and promoted #female #leadership."

Supporting Five Talents truly has a lasting impact on families and communities in some of the hardest to reach places ar...
08/23/2020

Supporting Five Talents truly has a lasting impact on families and communities in some of the hardest to reach places around the world. Be encouraged today reading some stories of transformation from the field:
https://fivetalents.org/transformed-lives
#impact #transformation #community

Five Talents works closely with Mothers' Union in Burundi. To date, our programs have reached about 2% of the country's ...
08/22/2020

Five Talents works closely with Mothers' Union in Burundi. To date, our programs have reached about 2% of the country's population helping more than 250,000 family members.
#fivetalents #mothers #union #Burundi #family

Happy Friday! We are excited and smiling for the weekend! What fun plans do you have in store this weekend?#weekend #smi...
08/21/2020

Happy Friday! We are excited and smiling for the weekend! What fun plans do you have in store this weekend?
#weekend #smile #kids #excitement #plans

Back in January, Five Talents conducted a Training of Trainers session on business management. These trainers are workin...
08/20/2020

Back in January, Five Talents conducted a Training of Trainers session on business management. These trainers are working to gradually cascade their training throughout their dioceses.
#training #ftus #fivetalents #business #management #diocese #community #poverty

As Five Talents program members build sustainable livelihoods, they're able to access and afford formal education for th...
08/19/2020

As Five Talents program members build sustainable livelihoods, they're able to access and afford formal education for their children.
#southsudan #education #children #sustainability

#FiveTalents enables #communities to create #sustainable businesses using their own resources and talents. Click the lin...
08/18/2020

#FiveTalents enables #communities to create #sustainable businesses using their own resources and talents. Click the link in our bio and learn more about our unique model which offers #training and #financial services to the most #marginalized communities.
photo: @adamdickens

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2789 Hartland Road
Falls Church, VA
22043

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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 21:00
Sunday 09:00 - 21:00

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Five Talents empowers the poor in developing countries through microenterprise. Together, we help vulnerable and poor families learn to save, invest, and start small businesses.

As a faith-based organization, we work in some of the poorest and most marginalized areas of the world, helping communities develop savings groups, offer financial services, and access financial literacy and business skills training. Over the years, Five Talents has partnered with communities in 20 countries to build savings groups and banks and has empowered over 70,000 entrepreneurs in the developing world to start more than 30,000 new businesses.

When you partner with Five Talents, you offer hope and opportunity. Learn more about how you can restore dignity and empower those trapped in poverty: www.fivetalents.org.

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