Our vision is to see people live out their full, God-given potential. In order to accomplish this vision, we engage poverty and suffering through action oriented business training and ownership.
We believe God created and loves each person equally. This value drives us to engage people living in poverty, often in the midst of severe physical suffering.
We believe the proverb is true, “to go far, we must go together”. Partnerships allow us to reach far beyond what we could hope or imagine and create the greatest sustainable change.
We believe the ultimate hero of the Work for Life story are the brave business owners and operators who daily carry the burden of providing for their families, neighbors, and communities.
Change starts from within. When we look across the world we see issues from hunger and malnutrition to war and refugees. People lack quality health care, water, education and so many many basic privileges.
These problems exist because poverty exists. In order to accomplish our mission of ending poverty, we empower local leaders to become future change makers. A generation of entrepreneurs must be equipped to create opportunities for themselves and their families.
We focus equipping people who are daily confronted with the challenges of providing a livable wage and supporting their families. Since 2009, we have equipped people around the world with practical business training.
Over the years we have developed our Entrepreneur Development Program and it is through this program that see radical change in the lives of people. Our 25 session equipping program walks with people through the obstacles of starting, growing and managing a business. Poverty has reached every corner and our response has to be the same.
Our program engages poverty head on. We walk alongside the farmer who just planted their first crop. The manufacturer who just made their first product. The IT guy who just sold his first service. Poverty is a daily battle and our engagement must follow.
Our model leverages mentorship to help people on the ground start their first business while we also develop those who are on their 5th business. Through this we are able to build new business leaders not only financially but also through ethical business practices.
Work for Life is a non-profit organization founded by a group of business leaders in Austin, Texas with an interest in using business to help improve the lives of people living in poverty. Our entrepreneurship programs have been operating in East Africa since 2009. As we continue to see lives impacted, we are constantly on the look out for new opportunities. We are currently looking to expand into South America and South East Asia.
We have a unique opportunity to get behind our friends living in poverty and help them take action and become the solution to the problems that exist in their communities. We celebrate THEM as the change-makers. The entrepreneurs that step up and start businesses are the real heroes. Work for Life is merely a catalyst.