Interested in holistic microfinance and microenterprise development training? For those ministering to the poor in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the Chalmers Center offers a series of three distance courses on conducting holistic microfinance and microenterprise development. The initial course, Foundations and Principles of Holistic Ministry, is designed to help you understand appropriate goals and strategies for conducting church-based economic development in poor communities. The next offering of this course is April 5 – 30, 2010. The cost of this four-week course is $120 (USD) plus the cost of separately ordered course material. The second course, Principles and Practices of Christian Microfinance and Microenterprise Development, provides an overview of microfinance and microenterprise development and offers advice to those interested in selecting and designing a holistic intervention appropriate for their ministry context. The next offering of this course is scheduled for April 5 – May 21, 2010. The cost of this seven-week course including materials is $230 (USD). The Foundations course is a prerequisite for this course. The third course in the series is the eight-week course Promoting Church-Centered Savings and Credit Associations. The next offering of this course is May 3 -June 25, 2010. This course is available to those who have taken the prerequisite Principles and Practices of Christian Microfinance and Microenterprise Development. The cost of this course including materials is $300 (USD). To learn more about these and other courses and see a complete course schedule visit:

http://www.chalmers.org

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