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When: 17th March 2015

Time:   12:00pm - 2:00am

How your church can help transform the economies of South Wales communities

Micro-financing seminars in Pontypridd and Cardiff

Micro-financing is a common way of helping people out of poverty and into employment in developing countries. It has often been used as a means of outreach and mission by churches to practically demonstrate God’s love and bring hope. This seminar will show how churches can lead the way in bringing innovative and simple micro-finance projects to their own local communities here in Wales.

With practical ideas to inspire you, you’ll hear how micro-finance works and how churches can:

  • help people in  their communities struggling with unemployment
  • lift people out of poverty through microfinance
  • take a lead in tackling economic deprivation in their local communities through establishing self-reliant groups which can bring about the transformation of the lives of the poorest people in communities
  • enhance the  existing work of other projects tackling economic deprivation such as Foodbanks and CAP Centres
  • become involved with the Biblical imperative to relieve poverty and bring God’s Kingdom here on earth.

This Purple Shoots seminar, in partnership with Gweini,  will include talks by Rob Parsons, Chief Executive of Care for the Family, (evening session only) and Noel Matthias, director of Wevolution, a Glasgow based charity tackling poverty and supported by the Church of Scotland.

When: Tuesday 17 March 2015

Where: Afternoon event, 12.30-2pm at St. Catherine’s Church, Upper Church St, Pontypridd CF37 2UF

Evening event, 7.30-9pm at Glenwood Church, Circle Way West, Cardiff CF23 6UW

For more information on this free event, or to book a seat, contact Karen Davies on 07726 599 267 or email her on info@purpleshoots.org.

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