Micro-Economic Development

Micro-Economic Development

SEAPC believes in the importance of the biblical principle of a person finding confidence through the work they do with their own hands (Galatians 6:4). This, combined with education, is a key to break the poverty cycle.

Garden of Hope

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The Garden of Hope is a project initiated by SEAPC in Vientiane, Laos. It serves to eradicate poverty by bringing hope to the farmers of Laos and prosperity to the communities. The Garden of Hope is a training center where students come for two years. During this time, they are taught farming skills, English, bible, worship, and other skills they can use as pastors back in their local villages. While training, they earn a monthly stipend and are encouraged to save as much of it as they can. At the end of their time, SEAPC matches what they have saved. This allows them to purchase land and start their own farms, instantly providing them with a status of respect in their village. The goal is to equip the students with skills to have a sustainable lifestyle.

Geppert Brothers Fly Fishing Foundation

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GBFF was registered as a 501(c)(3) organization in the spring of 2017 for the purpose of creating employment for rural, at-risk young adults in Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia. GBFF produces fly fishing goods, which are imported into the US and made available for distribution to some of the world’s most prestigious fly-fishing outfitters, primarily located in southwestern Montana. Those contributions generate resource to provide scholarships for graduates from high schools in Banteay Meanchey who want to pursue a career in nursing, as well as provide resources for orphaned and abandoned children. GBFF has 14 full-time employees, and 250,000 flies were produced in 2017. Looking to subscribe to the GBFF Monthly Fly Box? Click here.

Charity Children’s Home

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Charity Children’s Home in Myanmar is first and foremost dedicated to the parenting platform but also includes a fish farm, producing fish for the children to eat and to use as a tradable good. The home also bottles water from their well and sells it to hotels and local businesses. It has been tested as the one of the purest quality waters in Yangon. Children that have graduated high school will learn the aspect of the entire business, from management to production and distribution. The goal of this is to equip the children with skills that will help provide them a set of skills that will help them throughout their entire adult lives.

GBFF is currently managed by Somnang, who was raised in New Hope children’s homes as an orphaned youth. As the manager of this enterprise, Somnang is both influential and inspirational. He supervises 10 employees daily, displaying excellent leadership. When asked about his hope for Cambodia as a whole, he stated that it is his desire to offer blessing to others. Somnang encountered God through NHO and wants to give back to others to help them come to know Jesus. Working for Geppert Brothers Fly Fishing Foundation allows him to do so, as 80 percent of the profits go to SEAPC and are poured back into Cambodia. This allows him to sow into his country partly through NHO, the same people who helped raise him and offer him life with Jesus.

Get Involved

Join us on a micro-economic development short-term trip.

All SEAPC mission teams go first and foremost for the purpose of prayer, leading people, and using their unique God-given abilities. We invite you to use whatever gifts God has given you to serve alongside SEAPC on a short-term mission team in the platform of micro-economic development.