the OneIN need through business
"who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken."
OneIN's missions is to mobilize people to empower the world's poor through business. The combination of interest-free loans and mentoring relationships, empowers families and creates opportunities for success. As loans are repaid, a pool of resources is created to empower the next family in need.
Mobilize Visionary People
People are the greatest untapped resource in the world. If more people used their personal interests, skills, networks and resources to empower the poor, a significant difference would be seen in alleviating poverty.
Empower the World's Poor
Empowering individuals through microfinance and vocational training, we provide a pathway to a better future of self-sufficiency. Empowerment through business is the means for future success.
Open Doors for the Gospel
Intentionally partnering with a network of national churches and ministry leaders in each country, we create opportunities for the Good News to be heard. Showing those in need the hope that is in Christ, we pray that God would use our efforts to plant a seed in their lives.
Click on the photos to read more about some of our friends in India and Haiti
In October 2015, Dinesh received an interest-free loan to purchase a buffalo. He started his own business selling the buffalo's milk. Dinesh is a first generation Christian and has a passion to plant churches. This business not only helps support Dinesh and his family but has also allowed him to come along side his neighbors, meeting their physical needs and allowing them to hear the Good News. Since then, he's taken another loan to purchase 2 more buffalo's in order to expand his business.
Sushila and her family have faced many hardships, forcing them to a life of poverty. There were three generations living under her roof when we met her. To make an income, she started serving small snacks from her home. She told us that there was a demand for more. OneIN agreed to give Sushila an interest-free loan for $25 to buy more raw materials, allowing her to grow the business. She repaid the loan in 10 weeks and continues to run the shop with her daughter-in-law.
Prabhakar is a skilled translator and typist and uses those skills to work with a local agency. Unfortunately, in order to compile the documents, he has to pay to borrow a computer and printer. OneIN gave Prabhakar an interest-free loan so that he could invest in his own printer and computer, allowing him to earn the most profit from each job he completes. Prabhakar has repaid his loan and continues to run his small business.
After Hurricane Sandy hit Haiti in 2012, Wisny was left with nothing. His land was destroyed with no hope of rebuilding. OneIN partnered with Wisny and his wife to purchase a motorcycle so that he could run his own transportation business. He paid his interest-free loan in 10 months and successfully operated his business for another year. Wisny now works as a plumber for a local nonprofit where it is crucial for him to have his motorcycle.
When we met Rani, she had just recovered from being hit by drunken motorcyclists while selling coconuts at her stand. Rani was badly injured but recovered and went right back to business. Her stand also suffered heavy damage. OneIN loaned Rani funds to repair the damage and expand her business. She paid her loan back and regularly reminded us of the hope she now had for her future. Check the blog for an update on Rani! https://www.onein.org/single-post/2018/04/24/Ranis-ExpansionGo to link
Vidhya was given an interest-free loan in order to expand her small garment business. She wasn't seeing much progress in her business but knew if she could purchase different kinds of materials she would have more success.
Dominic made a living in India by driving others around in his uncle's auto- rickshaw. When his uncle sold the rickshaw, he was left with no way to support his family. Since he had all of the skills and knew the business, it was an easy decision for OneIN to provide an interest free loan to purchase a replacement auto rickshaw. This would allow him to continue his already established business. Dominic faithfully repaid his loan and will never be dependent on someone else for his livelihood.
Shanthi was given an interest-free loan in order to buy a sewing machine so that she could start her own business.
After Tyagi graduated from a local Bible college, he decided to move back to his home village to minister to the community. OneIN was able to partner with Tyagi by giving him an-interest free loan so that he could purchase a buffalo. Tyagi is successfully running his own business by selling the buffalo's milk.
Soundharajan has been a tailor for 20 years. To increase his families income, Soundhararajan started his own tailoring shop. He had some business but because of the lack of necessary equipment, he was unable to make enough each month. OneIN gave Sound an interest-free loan to purchase a new sewing machine. He has successfully been running his tailoring shop while also training three others in the trade.
Renal and his family struggled every day to meet their most basic needs. In Haiti, poverty for families often means sending their children to live in orphanages where they hope they can receive better care. Renal did not want this for his children. OneIN heard that he owned a small boat and was interested in starting his own lobster business. We met with Renal and were eager to give him an interest free loan. Renal has faithfully repaid each installment and will finish in September of 2017.
What started as a hobby for its founder, Sarika Benjamin, has grown into a full business over just a few years. The journey started with one cake, which soon turned into seasonal sales. Sarika has a heart to empower women in India and OneIN has a heart to empower the poor! With an interest-free loan, OneIN was able to help Benji's expand their business with the appropriate equipment, growing the potential to empower more women in the city.
OneIN worked together with a local organization to rescue and empower families caught in debt bondage. Vasanthi first received a grant to farm rice and peanuts. After successfully harvesting the rice and peanuts, she came to us with the desire to start her own business selling cows milk. OneIN gave her an interest-free loan in 2015 to purchase a cow. She and her husband have multiple cows now and also harvest crops!
Everyday, Fenex deals with the aftermath of the multiple natural disasters that have plagued Haiti. Because of our partnership with a relief organization in Haiti, OneIN was able to work with Fenex to get his own Tap Tap Transportation business started. OneIN gave Fenex an interest-free loan to purchase a motorcycle that he now uses to taxi people around town.
George has over 10 years of experience as a baker. When the opportunity came for him to lease a bakery, he was ready but couldn't afford it. Still struggling to recover from the many natural disasters that have devastated Haiti, a small business start up would change George's future. OneIN was able to make happen what George considered to be impossible. In 2016, he received an interest free loan. The bakery has been a huge success for him and his staff.Check our blog for the most recent updates!