he question is no longer are we in recession, but what are we going to do in the recession. The economic crisis in the global community has the impact in each country of sending many business owners to the brink of ruin. The businesses that survive and the entrepreneurs that have approached this market with innovative ideas and determination to succeed are making this down turn in economics a lesson in the power of positive thinking. These are the days of our lives in our global economics that have proven that in the hour of adversity and tribulation, the human spirit can still triumph and move forward.
When the economy failed and businesses were sent to bankruptcy, suicides rose at an alarming rate. When did money become more important than survival? The thought of having to struggle to get back on your feet may slay many, but here is an example of a family that pulled together and combined their resources to create a business that not only supports the family, but has given each member of the family a pretty healthy bank account to boot.
War torn Afghanistan is the home of the Wagdi family. They have lost everything, to include some family members in this time of war in their country. Their home has been reduced to rubble. Where a once beautiful four bedroom home stood, there now sits a pile of rubble that does not even closely resemble a home. Amon Wagdi was in despair. He had no way to provide for his family any longer, his home and business were gone. He was the village baker and his ovens were buried under about two tons of rubble. Amon is father to six children, three boys and three girls. In his family circle his brother's children had joined him and his wife. Their mother had been killed and their father was severely injured in an attack on his village. The surviving members joined Amon's family unit for a better chance at surviving the war together.
The males in the family pulled together and started digging the ovens out. They uncovered the first one on a Monday and by Wednesday; the women were baking and making loaves of bread to sell at the market place in the center of town. The local warehouse owner let Amon and his wife have 350 pounds of flour on credit. This micro-loan was plenty to get them started in business again.
Not everyone is in such dire circumstances. There are individuals that do not have to worry about their very survival, just keeping utilities on. Adversity is the opportunity to find new answers to old problems. Micro-loans are making it possible for entrepreneurs to start businesses that are not dependent on banks, loan companies, or the stock market.
Organic food markets are springing up all over the country in the United States. Small home organic gardens are netting some pretty serious cash. The food production industry has scared the populace because the food dyes, additives and pesticides that are used. These chemicals have some serious consequences, such as cancer. The organic products do not have all these chemicals and therefore, are more desirable on the market. Many small organic farmers are earning a living with the produce that their small gardens are providing.
Again, in an adverse situation, this time it is the commercial food industry, the organic farmers are making strides forward to create a market that supports their local economy and themselves. Micro-loans have made it possible for organic farmers from New York to Florida to California and Washington State to start small farm operations producing purely organic foods.
The global economy is dependent on these entrepreneurs being able to produce products and goods that are vital to their society. Each of us has skills that can provide a means to earn a living and move forward. Learn what interests you and figure out a way to make a business of it. The power of positive thinking is what will turn this economy around, that and lots of hard work.