Newsletter

 

June 2014

Thank you so much for being a part of the Heavenly Treasures ministry! Below are a few FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Heavenly Treasures. I hope this helps you understand more about our ministry. Please use this information as you share about HT with your family and friends!

What is the difference between Heavenly Treasures and Shop With A Mission?
Heavenly Treasures is a micro enterprise ministry and a registered public 501(c)3 organization. We are incorporated and have a board of directors and advisory board. Shop With A Mission is the retail division of Heavenly Treasures, including the storefront, online sales and also the service mark.

What is a micro enterprise?
It is a small business, often with less than 5-6 employees. In developing countries, micro-enterprises are the vast majority of the small business sector—a result of the lack of jobs available for the poor. Sometimes whole communities and villages can be impacted by one business and these micro enterprises add to a country's economy— creating jobs and enhancing income.

Do you give micro loans?
No, we focus on micro enterprise and livelihood project development.

How many countries do you work in and how many projects do you work with?
Heavenly Treasures now has projects in 17 countries and we work with over 1,000 artisans. Since each artisan supports up to 10 family members, our ministry is impacting over 10,000 lives.

What does it mean that 100% of the sale proceeds are reinvested back into the livelihood projects?
Each project has its own account in our bookkeeping system where we can track their progress. The main way we reinvest funds is through purchasing more products. By doing this, it helps ensure the artisans have ongoing business and a sustainable income. When possible, funds are designated for special needs, equipping seminars and equipment.

If 100% of the proceeds go back to the projects, how do you operate?
Heavenly Treasures operates on a donor-supported infrastructure. We are capitalized through donations, grants and other charitable funding from churches and individuals, such as yourself!

Thank you so much for you continued support to Heavenly Treasures! You’re equipping us and changing lives throughout the world!

Every product represents a changed life,
Kathy