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October 19, 2017


Photography by Scot Facer Proctor
Text by Maurine Proctor

Meridian Magazine has an ongoing commitment to introduce our readers to Latter-day Saints who live in impoverished circumstances around the world, to extend our readers’ sympathies and understanding to those whose lives are very different from  us who live in developed nations.

In that spirit, we have partnered with The Academy for Creating Enterprise (called ACE by the Filipinos) to bring you a series of portraits of the poor and how they overcome that challenge. The Academy has developed a program in the Philippines for returned missionaries  to teach the impoverished how to see opportunity, start their own businesses, and run them like pros.  Learn about the Academy from Meridian’s earlier stories,
“The Academy for Creating Enterprise:  Lifting the Poor to Prosperity” and “Peter Caro: Overcoming the Bondage of Poverty”

To donate to the academy, click here