Mission: Building prosperity in vulnerable global communities.
Results: Thriive impacts global communities in 3 ways:
1) with charitable donations of job training, products, and services by Thriive businesses to vulnerable community members;
2) by helping small businesses to create new jobs, providing the best way out of poverty; and
3) by creating a culture of business-led community charity.
In 2013-2014, 137 small businesses in the Thriive family across our 5 global programs served over 66,000 of the most vulnerable in their communities with donations of job training, products, and services; created 874 new full and part-time jobs, and saw over 72% of fully repaid Thriive businesses voluntarily continue with community charity.
Target demographics: build prosperity in vulnerable global communities.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 137 Thriive small businesses created nearly 900 jobs and donated job training and products to over 66,000 impoverished individuals.
Geographic areas served: Vietnam, Kenya, Palestine, Nicaragua, and Guatemala
Programs: At Thriive we inspire a culture of giving in challenged developing world communities and offer a sustainable way out of poverty by helping small businesses to create new jobs. As we help small businesses grow with needed capital, they pay forward this assistance by donating an equivalent value of products, services, and job training to the most vulnerable in their communities, helping make them more resilient and self-reliant.
I have been a Thriive donor for over three years and I continue to be impressed by the organization and its impact throughout the globe. They are creating powerful change in the developing world by helping local people develop strong businesses that in turn give back to their communities. I have had the pleasure of seeing their work first hand in Kenya and was touched to see the impact that is being made on the ground. The various entrepreneurs I met were building thriving businesses that employed more people and provided social resources for their communities and this creates a powerful ripple effect in every region Thriive operates.