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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.

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  • Mechael Amago hammering while helping build a house How this Typhoon Survivor Became the Most Grateful Carpenter in Tacloban

    Mechael is a survivor of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck Tacloban, Philippines, in early November 2013, killing more than 6,200 people and destroying more than one million homes. He is also among those who have been receiving assistance through the Perpetual Education Fund (PEF) to learn the carpentry trade by rebuilding homes destroyed in the typhoon.
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