Business Mission

 

Our mission is to equip and assist people in developing countries to break the cycle of poverty through their handiwork and creativity. We focus on handicraft projects that allow the development of a micro enterprise, leading to economic self-sufficiency.  These projects are very small businesses, ranging from one refugee family to a group of village women, all in need of a consistent income. Our goal is to help subsidize existing Livelihood Projects by helping with assistance in business and product and business development, local marketing strategies, access to new markets, spiritual guidance and international marketing.

We are members of the Fair Trade Federation, KEFAT and WFTO.  Since our micro enterprise network is focusing on the poorest of the poor, we strive to teach business development guidelines that are equal to or exceed Fair Trade principles, with the hope that the livelihood project will someday reach a level of economic success. The Heavenly Treasures Network consists of 50+ micro enterprise livelihood projects in 17 countries, 1500+ artisans and their families are benefited.  We work in developing countries partnering with individuals and organizations that have similar goals and a desire to develop income-producing projects that benefit the poor. We visit clients of micro finance institutions and neighborhood co-ops in homes and tiny workshops to further develop the micro enterprises that result in changed lives. 

Investing in people who have the desire to see their lives change is exciting “business”. We are mission focused; Heavenly Treasures are people not products. We network with those who consistently build relationships with the participants of the livelihood projects and have their own network to build the kingdom of God. 100% of the sales proceeds are reinvested back into the livelihood project. The funds are used to ensure an ongoing market and source of income.  Reinvestment primarily is through ongoing orders and often special needs that benefit the community, business equipping seminars, educational scholarships and vocational programs. Our ongoing mission goals are to fight poverty, provide jobs and show God’s love.

Heavenly Treasures is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit public charity according to IRS and State regulations. Heavenly Treasures and Shop With A Mission operate on a donor-supported infrastructure. All donations given are to support operations, mission team and merchandising. Heavenly Treasures was founded based on Biblical scripture:

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven… for where your treasure is there your heart will be also.”

Matthew 6: 19-21