Warehouse in Africa
Teach a man to grow chickens and he will end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. Warehouse 242 is in partnership with a growing new business in Zimbabwe, Africa, called LiveBirds. Our purpose is to create an income generating activity (IGA). The hope of the partnership is to enable sustainable income for orphans and vulnerable children with HIV/AIDS in Odzi, Zimbabwe. This IGA partnership will be a catalyst to reduce poverty, drive sustainable, healthy living and as a result, fight HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe.
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What is an Income Generating Activity?
IGAs model the economic stability articulated by the “betterment to development” philosophy championed by Warehouse, and articulated by Robert Lupton, in chapter 7 of his book “Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life: Rethinking Ministry to the Poor.” In short, this philosophy of charity reminds us to never do for someone else what they can do for themselves. Or as one leader shared, “The purpose of aid is to get people off aid.”
An exciting opportunity to participate
Warehouse 242 has chosen to engage in the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa by supporting indigenous entrepreneurs who are building a self-sustaining business enterprise. Income promotes economic freedom, and economic freedom allows communities to better care for the real needs of real people—without constantly depending on foreign aid.
For additional questions about the LiveBirds business in Zimbabwe, email email@example.com
For further reading about our Philosophy:
Wikipedia on The Bottom of the Pyramid
The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits by C.K. Prahalad
The Bottom Billion by Paul Collier
Paul Collier: 4 ways to improve the lives of the “bottom billion.”
Hans Rosling: New insights on poverty and life around the world.