Seed Effect: Bringing Christ-centered economic empowerment to underserved communities

Woman holds green Seed Effect box

Seed Effect is committed to bringing the hope of Jesus and economic empowerment to hard places and underserved communities. To date, the organization has served more than 67,000 members in more than 2,500 Seed Effect savings and loan groups across seven refugee settlements in northern Uganda.Missy Williams and Susan AmudeMissy Williams (left) takes a photo with Susan Amude (right)

Missy Williams, executive director and co-founder of Seed Effect, recently returned from Uganda where she met with Unity C, a Seed Effect group with eight different tribes represented in Rhino Camp refugee settlement. 

Langua Lino, the chairperson of the group shared, "The Bible study encourages me in my life about how I can stay peacefully with people from other tribes. What we are doing in our Seed Effect group is a very important thing. You are helping to unite us." 

Susan Amude, another member of Unity C shared, "Seed Effect has helped me so much. I was able to acquire a sewing machine and I have now been able to send my daughter to a better school."

Each Seed Effect savings and loan group receives a secure metal box filled with the necessary tools, including a Bible study, for establishing a safe place to save. This box of tools, combined with the long-term guidance of indigenous staff, promotes holistic poverty alleviation.

"Together, with the generous support of Tyndale, we are providing our members with access to Christ-centered community and the financial tools needed to rebuild their lives, promote restoration, and provide for their families with dignity," Williams said. "It's making a lasting difference when they need it most. Thank you so much for investing in them."

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Seed Effect is a Tyndale House Foundation grant recipient. Each year, the Foundation sends millions of dollars in grants to Christian ministries around the globe. These grants are made possible because of customers like you, who purchase Tyndale's trusted books and Bibles.