I got an email one day from Dennis Bratton, Executive Director and Founder of KORE Foundation. It said, “read this and call me”. The email went on to describe some work he had done. In short, Dennis and his team had somewhat independently funded a way to create a poultry industry in Haiti, that created a win-win-win system for:
- Haitians to become self employed and earn a living for their own benefit
- This would in turn put money in the churches, and protein into the diet of Haitians, as well as money in their own pockets
- And (the best part) it came with an insurance policy that if a hurricane came through, there would be funds to restore their businesses right back in business.
But Dennis had one problem: he didn’t know any missionaries. If ICOM could call a meeting with the missionaries, who could in turn introduce or recommend some Haitian men or women who could possibly be good chicken farmers, then this would give this plan a good chance to succeed.
I was so excited thinking how awesome this was going to be, I could not sleep all night. And I got a front row seats for the whole thing.
And it worked. That was in 2010. Now, 6 years later, KORE Foundation has built that whole system with over 180 chicken farmers. Several farmers have repaid their loans back, a processing plant is in place and good things are happening.
All we did was, connect someone who had someone to offer to others who were in need of something. And God gave the increase.