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Integra Foundation:
"Business Solutions to Poverty"

Current Need: $173,600
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Summary:
Integra develops model small businesses among the poor of Central Europe, Eurasia and Africa and helps them to run as models of integrity and good practice.

Need:
In the countries of post-communist Central Europe and Eurasia, Business as Mission remains a completely unknown idea.

Strategy:
We work to create businesses and economic opportunities that provide a life of dignity for the vulnerable, in the name of Christ.

Vision:
We want to grow the number of businesses that:

  • Provide jobs for the vulnerable
  • Contribute finances to mission in Slovakia and Africa
  • Help the poor climb out of poverty

Funding Goals:

  • $18,000 St. Anna's School Bus Project - Murang'a, Kenya.
  • $30 per month. Child sponsorships or scholarships. TAPA, Malaika in Kenya. Bishoftu MTE Children's Center in Ethiopia.
  • $85,500 Enterprise Solutions - Bratislava, Slovakia. Oil Partners, Ten Senses (Fair Trade), Samay Coffee (Fair Trade).
  • $70,100 Business Solutions - Moscow refugees and "At Risk" women.

Results:
Since 1995, Integra has helped grow hundreds of small enterprises in 7 countries of Central Europe, Eurasia and Africa. Please download our 2010 Annual Report

Team:

  • Integra Co-op - Allan Bussard
  • Integra Foundation - Beata Dubova
  • Integra Russia - Neil Lessman
  • Integra Malaika (Kenya, Ethiopia) -– Caulene Bussard
  • Integra Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan) - Allan Bussard