Don't we already do this?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not have a program designed to utilize the proven success of micro-enterprise loans to fight poverty. Our church (like many other faith-based organizations) is often proscribed by law from activities that involve establishment of businesses and the making of business loans.

Thus, even though the church has a strong and far reaching humanitarian program and micro-enterprise loan programs follow directly from the gospel principals of self-reliance and neighbor helping neighbor, the church can not itself be directly involved in this very effective aspect of poverty reduction amongst its people.

The Family-to-Family Project will collaborate with LDS Welfare Services in the Dominican Republic.