endPoverty.org: Formerly Enterprise Development International

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736 million poor people around the world struggle to survive on $1.90 each day. endPoverty is on a mission to change that. Here's how:

We FIND enterprising poor individuals in the most unreached locations in the world with the potential and the desire to become self-supporting long-term. We FUND their enterprises to directly break the barriers that discourage them, while giving power back to these enterprising individuals. We FOLLOW these individuals and measure the long-term social, economic and spiritual impact to equip them with business skills, training, and a discipleship community. This enables each individual to FULFILL their potential to become role models for their community, while creating holistic, economic opportunities in their community.

Contact information

Mailing address:
1930 Isaac Newton Square
Suite 203
Reston, VA 20190

Website: www.endpoverty.org

Phone: (240) 396-1146

Email: info@endpoverty.org

Organization details

EIN: 541371549

CEO/President: Peter Fry

Chairman: Paul Vinogradov

Board size: 11

Founder: Rev Paris Reidhead

Ruling year: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


endPoverty.org: Formerly Enterprise Development International, is a micro-enterprise relief organization, which enables the poor to free themselves from poverty through small loans, business training, and technical assistance. endPoverty.org provides services to those with the ability and the desire to start or expand small income-producing businesses.

The micro-enterprise strategy and approach aims to eliminate poverty by breaking the cycle of relief and dependence. Recipients of support gain hope and dignity by providing for their own families, supporting their communities, and giving back to the local church. In addition to providing overseas support, endPoverty.org, through the Washington DC Project, offers training and assistance to entrepreneurs in centers around the United States.

endPoverty.org is an intermediary service providing training and financing for partner agencies and income-generating enterprises. endPoverty.org creates, expands, and equips partner-implementing agencies to provide management services and credit for life-sustaining, income-generating enterprises. endPoverty.org's program functions include training, institution building, technology exchange, model project development, resource mobilization, program support services, monitoring, evaluation, extension, and replication of small enterprises and micro-enterprise programs. Program designs include lending combined with business management and technical skill training, in-kind loan models, savings clubs, group lending and cooperatives, and minimalist credit lending programs. endPoverty.org designs its micro-enterprise programs to sustain themselves through revenue generated from interest and/or service fees and training on how to raise additional capital.

More than 150 well-known individuals in business, government, law, and church leadership serve with endPoverty.org. Governed by an active Board of Directors, Enterprise draws on the expertise of members of its International Council and Advisory Board. Top management represents 190 years of collective experience in international development. endPoverty.org conducts and encourages project visits and coordinates appropriate arrangements.

Mission statement

endPoverty is a global, faith-based organization empowering hard-working men and women with economic and spiritual resources that unleash their capacities and liberate them from the entanglements of poverty.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating390 of 101034 of 84
Fund acquisition rating472 of 101242 of 84
Resource allocation rating736 of 101257 of 84
Asset utilization rating137 of 101015 of 84

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$40,000$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$44$44$1,444$0$0
Total current assets$190,391$132,230$135,547$121,678$74,460
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total assets$190,391$132,230$135,547$121,678$74,460
Payables and accrued expenses$4,624$9,621$12,548$12,840$3,531
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$4,624$9,621$12,548$12,840$3,531
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$20,833$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$25,457$9,621$12,548$12,840$3,531
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$67,914$89,119$82,953$68,063$39,556
With donor restrictions$97,020$33,490$40,046$40,775$31,373
Net assets$164,934$122,609$122,999$108,838$70,929
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$899,132$559,830$627,154$498,739$428,545
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$524$0$185$0$3,441
Total other revenue$524$0$185$0$3,441
Total revenue$899,656$559,830$627,339$498,739$431,986
Program services$694,620$429,501$427,485$264,590$366,287
Management and general$107,455$100,139$136,755$158,689$117,648
Total expenses$857,331$560,220$613,178$460,830$508,462
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$42,325($390)$14,161$37,909($76,476)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$42,325($390)$14,161$37,909($76,476)


Peter FryExecutive Director$94,110

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/27/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


Our founder, Rev Paris Reidhead, believed that by the 1960's there were substantial developments to make the overseas mission church self-governing and self-propagating, but the efforts to help the local church become self-supporting were lacking. endPoverty was born from a vision to support the local church to become self-sustaining. It was clear that poverty and unemployment were and still are major limiting factors to transferring the capacity for the indigenous church to financially sustain itself and its vision of outreach. Thus, the journey to help believers establish or expand income producing enterprises began.

Since 1985 endPoverty has worked in 37 countries investing $25m in the lives of the hardworking poor, empowering them to bring spiritual and economic transformation to their families and communities.

Micro businesses are a vehicle to fulfill our vision of seeing spiritually and economically transformed communities. The ministry of job creation benefits families and churches in developing countries, enabling them through work to support themselves, their pastors and outreach.

Program accomplishments

With your help over the last 35 years, endPoverty has invested 25 million dollars into entrepreneurs in 37 different countries. We help business owners, like Anthony, grow their businesses and become role models, creating more jobs in their communities.