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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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  • Carlos Salinas ‘I Pressed Forward, and the Blessings Came’

    Carlos Salinas tells how he listened to fellow missionaries talk of their future plans for education and careers. He knew he was a good worker and a quick learner, but limited opportunities at home meant he would wallow in poverty when he returned. Then the Perpetual Education Fund was announced, and everything changed.
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