Michiana MEDA is an association of Christian business people and professionals committed to applying biblical teachings in the marketplace at home and supporting the world wide work of MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates). Members may particapate in member meetings, insight dinners, investment clubs and networking opportunities.
Michiana MEDA is a chapter of a North American non-profit organization, MEDA, an association of compassionate business women and men who invest in the lives of families living in poverty around the world.
Through MEDA, faith-oriented business owners, executives and leaders are able to integrate their life values with business in practical ways to help the poor. They are committed to using their faith and abilities in their businesses, communities, and around the world.
Most of the world's poor are working hard, but barely getting by. Our bottom line is to help men and women sustain their families without emergency or ongoing support from us. We build programs to increase personal dignity and self-sufficiency.
Through training, loans and mentorship, entrepreneurs both in North America and around the world can earn a livelihood, provide for their families and enrich their communities.
Whether we work with local or national governments, foundations, or businesses, we believe that healthy partnerships provide infrastructure and long-term solutions.