Eighty percent of the world’s resources belong to twenty percent of the world’s people. Children still die of hunger. Families struggle to find shelter. Poverty is a way of life for many people. In other places excess food is thrown away. Piles of warm blankets lie in the cupboard of half empty upper class homes. A world where children are fed and families can sleep in a warm home is not a far off reality.
South Africa has adopted a model of economic empowerment to eradicate levels of injustice. This model, widely known as BEE, only benefits the elite and gives very little hope to the poor. Politicians have used this for personal gain. This injustice has left large portions of our population in the same poverty as before. However, this has left the door open for divine provision.
We can build a business model that will provide for and sustain the first village and every village to be built. KIN Culture Business will have an agricultural focus where produce will not only feed the village but it will operate as a commercial farm. Secondly, we will have location specific businesses such as a restaurant, deli, conference centre and a guesthouse that will belong to the village and be used to highlight the plight of our children. KIN Culture Business will also invest and create partnerships with established businesses. The profits of KIN Culture Business will now become the provision for every orphan and vulnerable child. One of our dreams would be to see these children go on and work for one of these businesses one day and impact the world.This is God’s kingdom at work. Profits won’t be used to fill greedy pockets, but to give children a bright future. The CEO and the cleaner won’t be working to only provide for themselves, but they will be working to create a better future for these children and for South Africa. Our profit is their provision.
* Photo kindly supplied by LIV Village