Providence was founded in 2000 by Robert Lincoln Hancock, a career business/ministry developer who has had 45 years of experience in the formation and development  of numerous micro-finance organizations including Enterprise Development International and Opportunity International.  Providence is a values led micro-finance and small business development non-profit (501c3) organization designed to accelerate development of lifetime livelihoods that free families from poverty to forge a future with hope. 

Three primary people groups are the focus of service:

  • A select network of non-profit organizations of like vision, values, and mission.
  • Unemployed and underemployed at-risk people living on less than $2 per day
  • Business patner developers who create jobs and capital to serve the at-risk unemployed