Community Support

Entrepreneurial activity is critical in the battle against poverty eradication, yet the communities in which our entrepreneurs choose to live and work are too broken to support sustainable businesses. Most of their employees have very little access to medial care, education, or vocational training. They often live in slums, suffer from addiction and disease, lack access to clean water, have insufficient housing and transportation, and the list goes on.

People living in marginalized communities need jobs, but they often need more than jobs—they need change in every aspect of their lives.

That’s why JoyCorps helps entrepreneurs take really good care of their people by:

Providing Initial Support

We work with local leaders in each community to develop solutions to their greatest needs. To promote holistic health, our programs address needs across six dimensions of wellness. (See below.) We subsidize these programs until the businesses are profitable enough to shoulder the costs on their own.

Promoting Sustainability

We also identify and train local leaders and facilitate relationships with local resources to help us carry out these programs. The goal is not to give a temporary handout, but to move the community toward real transformation and the business toward long-term sustainability.

Support We Provide

OCCUPATIONAL
Meaningful work enriches all parts of life.

  • Vocational Training
  • Micro Loans
  • Savings Programs
  • Skill Development
  • Legal Documentation
  • Ongoing Learning
  • Transportation
PHYSICAL
Caring for our bodies is the first step toward caring for the world and each other.

  • Food and Nutrition Plans
  • Clean Water
  • Community Garden
  • Medical Care
  • Rent Subsidies
  • Transitional Housing
INTELLECTUAL
Education breaks the poverty cycle by changing the poverty mindset.

  • Tuition Subsidies for Children and Adults
  • English Lessons
  • Computer Classes
  • Tutoring
  • Skill Development
EMOTIONAL
The ability to understand and manage our emotions helps us respond to the world appropriately.

  • Counseling
  • Addiction Support
  • Leadership Training
  • Mentoring
SPIRITUAL
Healthy belief systems, values, and worldviews give life meaning and purpose.

  • Discipleship
  • Mentoring
  • Culture Building
  • Counseling
SOCIAL
We are relational creatures designed for community.

  • Onsite Childcare
  • Community Center
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Social Events
  • Leadership Training

Read how this support has had an impact on people who work for our partner entrepreneurs.

 

Stories of Joy