Story number 5 for 2 Nov 2000

By November 2, 2000

And finally, a Christian development agency is using small business loans to lead people to Christ in Bolivia. World Concern’s Aaron Ausland says because Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, they have a great need for economic development. Ausland explains what they’re doing. “The program itself works with primarily women. So we’re helping women organize and begin to save communally and we also give micro credits to support their small businesses or their agricultural initiatives.” But, Ausland says it’s done to point people to Christ. “The knowledge of Grace almost always come from relationships. In the same way that Christ gathered His 12 around Him that sort of the same model that we try to do. Although we have seen people be strengthened – renewed commitments.”

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