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www.barnabasfund.org. Give them a fishing rod DVD Transcript. Introducing Income Generation Projects. Introduction. Many Christians live in extreme poverty because of discrimination Where Christians are despised it is hard for them to find jobs

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    1. www.barnabasfund.org Give them a fishing rodDVD Transcript Introducing Income Generation Projects Income Generation projects #00-356 © Barnabas Fund 2008

    2. Introduction • Many Christians live in extreme poverty because of discrimination • Where Christians are despised it is hard for them to find jobs • “We planted nine cell churches in one area around our city... But for lack of work many of our leaders leave here in search of a job” Pastor of convert church in Central Asia www.barnabasfund.org Income Generation projects #00-356 © Barnabas Fund 2008

    3. Introduction • Give a man a fish and he eats for a day... • Give him a fishing rod and he can feed his family for life www.barnabasfund.org Income Generation projects #00-356 © Barnabas Fund 2008

    4. Why Support Income Generation Projects? • To enable Christians to earn a living • And support their families • And the work of their church www.barnabasfund.org Income Generation projects #00-356 © Barnabas Fund 2008

    5. Income Generation Projects - Algeria • Algeria has a young population and unemployment is high, especially among Christians • Barnabas Fund helped Christians to start a restaurant, a cafe, a cobbler, ladies’ hairdressers and a sheep farm www.barnabasfund.org Income Generation projects #00-356 © Barnabas Fund 2008

    6. Income Generation Projects – Central Asia • Christians in Central Asia are often poor and persecuted • A timber business was set up with a grant of £10,000. the profits were used to start other businesses • A tyre repair shop, welding, car mechanics and growing mushrooms www.barnabasfund.org Income Generation projects #00-356 © Barnabas Fund 2008

    7. Income GenerationProjects-Sri Lanka • Christians in Sri Lanka face pressure from Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims • Many lost their livelihoods in the 2004 tsunami. But Barnabas Fund helped set up many small businesses • Including carpentry, lace making, a mini-shop, candle manufacturing, coconut vending and a cafe • Barnabas Fund also supplied fishing boats, for hundreds of families www.barnabasfund.org Income Generation projects #00-356 © Barnabas Fund 2008

    8. Income Generation Projects- Sudan • Christians in Sudan suffered great violence during 22 years of civil war • This project trains Christian women from refugee camps in sewing and tailoring • They can make clothes for their families and also earn an income • Training lasts several months • At the end each woman is given a sewing machine www.barnabasfund.org Income Generation projects #00-356 © Barnabas Fund 2008

    9. Income Generation Projects- Summary • These Christians can only be assisted because of the prayers and generous support of Christian brothers and sisters elsewhere in the world • A gift of £15 paid for 31 fruit trees in Iraq • A gift of £30 paid for training in tailoring for a Christian girl in Pakistan • A gift of £70 paid for a sewing machine in Sudan • A gift of £330 paid for a bee-keeping project in Central Asia www.barnabasfund.org Income Generation projects #00-356 © Barnabas Fund 2008

    10. Income Generation Projects- Summary • Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. At the present time your plenty will supply what they need. 2 Corinthians 8:13-14a www.barnabasfund.org Income Generation projects #00-356 © Barnabas Fund 2008

    11. Thanks to our supporters Barnabas Fund set up.. Algeria Restaurant, cobbler, market garden, café, small shop, sheep farm and ladies′ hairdressers Burkina Faso Agricultural support for small farmers Burundi Café and electronic repair shop Caucasus Floor parquet business and small farm Central Asia Beef farm, restaurant, cotton farm, car servicing & internet café India Fishing, poultry farming, spice shop and brick making Indonesia Ice-cream vending, noodles café and car accessories • Iraq • Fruit trees, bee keeping and agriculture • Middle East • Cattle farming, shop, picture framing, basket • weaving and grocery store • Pakistan • Sewing project • Sri Lanka • Street vending store, fishing, carpentry, watch repair • and tailoring • Sudan • Tie dye, agriculture, market gardening and weaving • and many others... www.barnabasfund.org Income Generation projects #00-356 © Barnabas Fund 2008

    12. For further information- Contact • www.barnabasfund.org 02476231923 (+442476231923) 9 Priory Row Coventry CV1 5EX Income Generation projects #00-356 • Music for video: Intro – Christians from Lebanon Main Loop – Irish wood flute (from soundsnap.com) www.barnabasfund.org Income Generation projects #00-356 © Barnabas Fund 2008