Tag Archives | livelihood

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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Welcome to Community, Part 2

A different aspect of community came to light during my time in Cebu, the Philippines. Pastor Allan and Pastora Naomi Prochina have led the Light & Life Christian Fellowship for several years, and just in the past six months have also been leading services at an outreach church in a different part of Cebu. The […]

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Growing organic SEED partnerships

When people ask how SEED started, I tell them it started organically and has grown organically.  That’s important to us… and so is being intentional.  Especially after having an urban gardener grow organic vegetables in our yard for two years, we know: the best produce come from seeds that are organically and intentionally grown.  It […]

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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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Product highlight: Nativity set

Now that our online store is open (yay!) once in a while our blog posts will highlight a specific new product. This gets at the heart of SEED’s focus on empowerment through economic development, which is something beyond a charitable donation. This Christmas we are happy to present to you a nativity made by the artisans […]

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Human wrists bound with luggage tags

What is God’s work? And who does it?

Today I want to share just one statistic and one startling thought with you. Here’s the statistic: 88 percent of the human trafficking done today is for labor purposes.  Though it’s not as sexy (pun intended) to talk about as sex trafficking, kidnapping, abducting, or selling people — especially children — for the purpose of […]

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Thinking Christmas thoughts

We’re thinking Christmas thoughts at SEED this week.  Now, don’t tune us out, thinking we’re like other merchants who already have their Christmas displays up before Halloween even hits. Because our business model is built on personal relationships, we have to think further ahead than some other organizations.  This occurs on both the vendor and […]

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From Wall Street to Unnamed Streets

Hasn’t it been fascinating to follow the recent Occupy Wall Street and other protests in the United States?  What a remarkable demonstration of an engaged, informed people entering into the democratic political process.  Inspiring at its core, whether you agree with their viewpoint or not. At SEED Livelihood Network it has made us think about […]

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Pigs in Process

One of our exciting new efforts is working with Pastora Paula (Pol) Guazon in the Philippines. Pastora Pol approached us a few months ago, saying that she knew of a group of women in the Amparo Free Methodist Church that would like to begin raising pigs for their livelihood.

A couple of women in the area had already done this successfully, so the technical knowledge was already there. This is a key element in SEED’s philosophy: it is our desire to come alongside people who…

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