Michelle Lenk


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So far Michelle Lenk has created 34 blog entries.

June 2017

How the Poor Get Out of Debt

June 20th, 2017|


It’s a dark cloud that hangs over both the wealthy and the poor—a cloud that once there, proves challenging to escape.

The wealthy often will go into debt over unnecessary luxuries. The poor? Their […]

How Does One Business Support 50 Children?

June 8th, 2017|

Victor started his business only three years ago in Harare, Zimbabwe.

While his background is in marketing, he saw a huge gap in the construction market that wasn’t being filled, not only in Zimbabwe, but in multiple African countries. Victor decided to fill this gap, starting […]

The Highly Educated Unemployed of Zimbabwe

June 1st, 2017|

“Zimbabwe, an economic powerhouse at independence in 1980, and still with the highest literacy rate, has suffered economic collapse over the last two decades with unemployment estimated at over 90 percent.”

– All Africa


February 2017

Why the Church in Burundi is Desperate for Change

February 27th, 2017|

At the end of 2016, Paradigm Shift celebrated expanding into 11 African countries, thanks to our incredible church partners across the continent. Going from a predominately South African based organization, to a pan African based organization, is an exciting time of growth for us!

5 Reasons Why Fighting Poverty Is Worth It

February 13th, 2017|

1. Extreme poverty is declining worldwide.

Really, it is!

In fact, in a recent New York Time’s article, Nicholas Kristof reminds us that according to the World Bank, 250,000 people rise above extreme poverty every day (extreme […]

January 2017

How One Community Changed the Lives of Five Entrepreneurs

January 31st, 2017|

Jerome stood in front of several tables full of eager entrepreneurs.

“Hasty shortcuts lead to poverty but hard work leads to prosperity,” he said as he referenced the visual hanging on the wall.

The entrepreneurs in the […]

5 Things That Make Paradigm Shift Unique

January 26th, 2017|

Thinking about launching a Paradigm Shift experience at your church?



The Story Behind Our Entrepreneurs of the Year

January 13th, 2017|

David and Noah Ogundipe were nominated as the 2016 Paradigm Shift Entrepreneurs of the Year.

Like countless other entrepreneurs, their story begins with unemployment. After leaving their home country of Nigeria, they came to South Africa in search of better opportunity. They persevered […]

December 2016

The Journey of a Foreigner

December 27th, 2016|

South Africa—for many across the rest of the continent, it is the pinnacle of hope for those seeking a better life. Chris moved from Nigeria to South Africa in 2003, looking for just that, more opportunity.    

He arrived in south […]

The Journey of a Young Entrepreneur

December 21st, 2016|

The sportswear industry—it felt like an impenetrable fortress that no local entrepreneur could touch, let alone compete with. Brands like Nike, Adidas and Puma dominated the market.

But Sphelele saw this as an opportunity, a challenge to be conquered. Even from […]