Michelle Lenk

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So far Michelle Lenk has created 47 blog entries.

March 2018

What is the Opposite of a Handout?

March 27th, 2018|

“Paradigm Shift has opened my mind and helped us so much. These are the things we really wanted, and are the things we really needed for our businesses to succeed. I have seen a shift in my business, and even my fellow entrepreneurs have testified and […]

When Human Rights Flourish, Entrepreneurship Flourishes

March 21st, 2018|

Today we celebrate Human Rights Day in South Africa!

On the 21st of March 1960, the Sharpeville Massacre took place, when police opened fire on a crowd participating in a peaceful protest. These individuals were protesting the current Pass laws, enforced under […]

How a 9-5 Day Can Change a Life: The Power of a Business Experience Course

March 14th, 2018|

Eight hours.  

It’s the amount of time many of us spend at the office or workshop for one day of work.

We arrive around 9am, put in a hard day’s work, and leave around 5 […]

February 2018

Is Government the Answer?

February 27th, 2018|

Celebrating World NGO Day!

It’s no secret that when it comes to tackling a multi-faceted issue such as poverty, if left up to governments alone, we see limited change. Although government has a unique role to play, in order to truly effect change, we need individuals […]

Everybody Loves Doughnuts

February 14th, 2018|

When Esther was 20 years old, she lost both of her parents in a civil war in Burundi, and her community was wiped out. A few years later, Esther and her husband are trying to lay a new foundation and rebuild a life for their ten children.

January 2018

The Effect of Empowering One Entrepreneur

January 31st, 2018|

With millions of people working to rise above poverty worldwide, sometimes we can feel like our time, efforts and resources are just a drop in the bucket.

But that is not the case. When we impact ONE entrepreneur, we are not only impacting his […]

What Are YOU Doing At Four Every Morning?

January 17th, 2018|

Four o’clock in the morning.

It’s a time that for many of us, we are fast asleep still. But for others like Nthabi, it’s the time her alarm goes off for the start of her day.

December 2017

The Christmas Gift of Employment

December 12th, 2017|

“I like business, I like savings and I like helping people. Now it’s December—it’s festive and it’s a busy time for my hair salon, which means I can create jobs for other people. I have another lady who helps me when it gets busy. If I […]

November 2017

How Do You Support 13 Children?

November 14th, 2017|

Ezmana and his wife have 13 children, and he decided to start his business back in 2007.

Previously, he was in the palm oil industry, one of Burundi’s main exports. The money he was able to save from palm oil helped […]

October 2017

The Single Mom Who Became an Entrepreneur in One Year

October 31st, 2017|

As a single mother, living in one of the poorest countries in the world, Shella wanted to provide the best life that she could to her little girl. For ten years she worked in a salon, using her meager income to support her family.