Even before we started The Jholdas Group, we were involved in creating an international micro-enterprise incubator. What later became known as the “Jholdas Project” aims to train, fund, and coach entrepreneurs in third and fourth world countries. Each year, we coordinate over 100 volunteer “traveling faculty” to teach and administer the program in places like Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Nepal, Bulgaria, India, and Russia. So far, over 600 businesses have been started among some of the poorest populations on earth.
Today, the project has grown so large that we have spun off a 501 (c) 3 organization to handle the funding and expansion to new places called International Micro Enterprise Development, Inc.