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Relationally Made – Intern Post 2 by Shea Krevi

We view the word “poverty” through a rather shallow lens, full of pity, aversion, and cardboard signs. We interpret it as “otherness,” which really translates to: not me. Well, what if I told you that we are all suffering from poverty? That poverty is defined as the brokenness of relationship. These ideas spur from the […]

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The Churn – Intern Post 1 by Shea Krevi

  Since I have been in Indy, I’ve skipped ten years of life. Not literally, in the sense that I left 2017 behind, and not academically, in that I have stuffed my brain full of knowledge and experience. But more contextually, in that I am practicing SEED’s developmental work through the eyes of someone who has […]

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SEED’s latest intern wraps up her time

SEED staff member David Brewer met Tanya Rosado in January 2015 while doing a presentation for South Atlantic pastors and leaders. Tanya was in Eastern University’s Masters in International Development program and looking for an internship. SEED’s process with all potential interns is to learn what their goals are, what they would like to do […]

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First SEED intern wraps up

Sometimes people ask us “who is SEED?” and generally what they are asking is who works for SEED. Of course, there are many answers to that question. One accurate answer for the past three months, however, was that Amberstarr Lumsey was working for SEED. Amberstarr is a business student at George Fox University in Newberg, […]

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Welfare and Empowerment

In 2002, I (David) graduated with my Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). I had already worked in government, nonprofit, and corporate America for 10 years and now, armed with an MBA, I was ready to conquer the world, climb the corporate ladder, and make a difference. Only problem was, in the fall of 2001, […]

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What I’m Meant to Do

In my last blog post I wrote a very brief amount on the theology of development work. Now I think it’s important to explain briefly how it is that I (David) in particular came to be doing this work through SEED Livelihood Network. There are three specific elements I want to discuss: faith, justice, and […]

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Thoughts on Development Work

As we have traveled around this summer, we have sometimes been asked why we do the work we do. Christians often wonder why we are spending our time on microenterprise work instead of planting churches or doing evangelism. Those who are not Christians wonder why we aren’t using our skills in the US, or in […]

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Asia by Numbers

Since I (David Brewer) returned from Asia last week, I’ve been trying to process the experiences in various ways. It certainly is hard to put a month-long trip to Asia into a short blog post! Maybe I can start with some numbers: 32 days from front door to front door 9 domestic flights 8 international […]

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Living like a livelihood group member

The year 2011 was an adventure for us (directors David and Rose Brewer). As you may know, we have been raising support to direct SEED. (Note: this is not an appeal for financial supporters.) Formerly, I (David) made a very good salary in corporate America. In 2011 our income dropped by more than half, and […]

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It takes a team to build an online store

 It really is amazing how much work something like an online store takes. It seems like it would be so simple, doesn’t it?  Just throw a bunch of products at a computer screen and you’re all set.  The SEED team — and a number of very important volunteers — has been hard at work on […]

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Meet the SEED team!

The SEED Livelihood Network team is lean and volunteer-driven.  We’re proud of that fact: it means that there are many people who are passionate enough about the livelihood cause that they donate their time and energy.  In future blog posts, we’ll be highlighting some of the volunteers who are making the work go.  For now, […]

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