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Our Programs

We believe each person is an important part of their community and is uniquely gifted to fill a specific purpose God has for them. Just as a plant cannot grow without the right amount of sun, water, and nutrients, you cannot develop as a person without addressing each part necessary for growth: spiritual/mental, physical, and relational. Our programs are designed to provide a holistic approach to make a meaningful impact on the lives of Haitians in Haiti and in the Knoxville, TN area.

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Investing in financial education & small businesses

Once a family is connected to basic needs, they are ready to begin investing in themselves and planning for the future. In partnership with the Chalmers Center, Seed facilitates Faith & Finance classes to equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need to begin budgeting and saving. We then empower individuals to build businesses, fostering economic independence and self-sustainability within their community.

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Working alongside local church and nonprofit partners

By collaborating with local communities and their leaders, we create a strong support network that understands the unique needs and strengths of the people we serve. In partnership with KIN, we help connect people with the resources they need including access to healthcare, housing, food, transportation, jobs, English classes, and more.

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Nurturing deeply rooted relationships

We believe that lasting change is best achieved through the strength of relationships. We facilitate small groups and gatherings to help people connect to their community. We are also committed to connecting the body of Christ to one another through facilitating cross-cultural relationships and creating environments for people to connect. We are committed to growing in knowledge of best practices in addressing complex needs in our communities and addressing these needs through respect, mutuality, and humility. 

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Our Methodology

Utilizing the principles in Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), Seed helps communities identify their strengths, build local relationships, and work together to build on their assets. Because we live in a broken world, each person experiences brokenness and poverty. When we hear the word “poverty” we probably envision material poverty, but there are many different types including spiritual, emotional, relational. The root of poverty is our broken relationships with God and one another. Seed’s goal is to combat all types of poverty by providing avenues to mend broken relationships and access to important resources. This means that our approach to poverty is not one sided. It requires all of us to work together. We believe each person is an important part of their community and is uniquely gifted to fill a specific purpose God has for them. We can each contribute to God’s redemption story regardless of social status or material wealth. The more we grow in relationship with others, the more we recognize the ways in which God has equipped his people to address the root causes of poverty and share the faith, knowledge, and resources we have been given to help eachother grow.

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KNOXVILLE, TN

Where We Work

Our roots began in Haiti. For 5 years, Seed has partnered with Haitian communities in education, entrepreneurship, and development projects. We work in the Southwest region of Haiti in the mountains of the Fondwa district. 

Because of violence and unrest in Haiti, many of our Haitian friends have moved from Haiti to our hometown of Knoxville, TN. Now, our programs have grown to extend to Haitians living in the US, creating opportunities for Haitians living in the US and Haiti to share knowledge, resources, and relationships furthering Seed’s mission of connecting communities globally.

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Join the Seed Collective

Link arms with us in 2024 by joining our monthly giving program, Seed Collective. 

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