Donate to Self-Reliance Services/Perpetual Education Fund
At the April 2001 general conference, Gordon B. Hinckley, then President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced a "bold initiative" to help youth in developing areas "step out of the cycle of poverty." The Perpetual Education Fund:
Is an inspired program to help ambitious, worthy young members of the Church receive training and education that lead to employment.
Is modeled after the Perpetual Emigration Fund developed for the Church's early pioneers. As loans are repaid, the funds are re-circulated to provide opportunities for others.
Provides student loans to young people in selected developing nations.
Helps young people better provide for their families and grow in leadership and responsibility in the Church. It will strengthen individuals, families, and communities.
Other Self-Reliance Services/Perpetual Education Fund topics:
- Who may receive a loan?
- How do participants get started?
- How may the loans be used?
- What are the loan terms and payment requirements?