Quick Facts

Amount Lent

$126

Funded Projects

47

Years in Service

9

What is Join The Journey?
Join the Journey (JTJ) is a Christ-centered empowerment organization that seeks to uplift entrepreneurs facing extreme poverty by helping them launch businesses.

Our history

JTJ formed in 2009 as an advocacy-through-media organization with a heart for Christ and compassion for the least. Our energies were channeled into journeying with a tent camp in Haiti, called Capvva, that formed after the 2010 earthquake that left more than 100,000 people displaced. Our founder, military veteran Adam Cole, served in the earthquake relief with the U.S. military and returned in September 2010 with JTJ, where he came in contact with the needs of Capvva. In 2012, we launched micro-loans in Capvva as a means to help people there overcome poverty. Our journey in Capvva ended in 2014 when members of the community were given UN-sponsored grants to move out and the camp was closed. We then delved into agricultural development in partnership with the Foundation for International Development Assistance, productive cooperatives in Haiti, and began walking alongside an agrarian Haitian community called Zoranger.
Today, we are issuing micro-loans again as a means to help those in poverty. We work with many of those who relocated from Capvva, as well as the poor in Cameroon, Philippines, and Peru.

Lending as empowerment

We believe in a hand up, not a hand out. Our micro-lending program provides small loans—usually the equivalent of $100—so that individuals may begin businesses to realize increased wages and in turn feed their families. This includes selling daily necessities like soap and shampoo, to drinks and snacks, to raising livestock. Follow our latest updates on our entrepreneurs currently in the program.

Partnering for Discipleship

We are nothing without the Word of God – and His light to guide us. As a closely intertwined process, we directly partner with the local church in places where we work. We encourage these churches to reach out and build the body of believers in parallel with micro-lending processes. Discover entrepreneurs located in Haiti