Religion Related, Spiritual Development

International Service Centers, Inc.

  • Wheaton, IL
  • www.integrausa.org

Mission Statement

We help people to build their businesses so they can become 'Islands of Integrity'...then they can participate in the transformation of their communities. The mission of The Integra Venture is to plant hundreds of small businesses in the depressed and developing areas of Central and Eastern Europe. We help them operate with integrity, profitability and as responsible contributors to their communities.

Main Programs

  1. Small-Medium sized Enterprise Development
  2. Micro-Enterprise Development
  3. Youth-At-Risk
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Central and Eastern Europe

ruling year

1996

Principal Officer since 2005

Self-reported

Robert Kuhlman

Keywords

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small business development SME microfinance

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Also Known As

Integra Ventures USA

EIN

36-4027564

 Number

6659750063

Physical Address

209 E. Liberty Dr

Wheaton, IL 60187

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Small-Medium sized Enterprise Development

Integra serves Central and Eastern European SME's by providing: business plan development... to assist clients in determining the markets, resources and skills needed to go into business on their own training... in the necessary financial and management skills to succeed monitoring... frequent on-site visits for business skills coaching and trouble shooting support groups... regular meetings where business issues can be discussed with other entrepreneurs mentoring program... linkage with an experienced business person from abroad with industry specific expertise finance... loans to small business owners who cannot access credit from the formal financial sector. These are then returned into a revolving loan fund, to be used to help others.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 2

Micro-Enterprise Development

Integra’s MED operations function in Slovakia, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Russia. Personnel provide straightforward training on the basics of inventory, marketing, and financial management for interested candidates. During the sessions, those interested complete a business plan which, if approved, allows them to access loan funds to implement the business.
The kinds of businesses launched include open-air market stalls offering products such as vegetables, clothing, cheese, and flowers. Successful operations eventually move to permanent shops as they expand, offering employment to more people and a wider variety of goods.

A key to Integra’s success has been the dedicated mentoring of clients following the launch of a business. Again and again businesses that do not have ongoing support from staff fail as the pressure of running the operation overwhelms the new entrepreneur. 

Another important part of Integra’s programs is the faith component. Given the staff perspective which places a relationship with the God of the Bible at the center of life and work, clients are challenged to see their business fitting into its proper place in the wider context of their lives. 

This faith dimension to Integra’s development is an important factor in success. The concern for the whole person which Integra staff demonstrate goes to the heart of why the organization exists.

Category

Population(s) Served

Female Adults

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 3

Youth-At-Risk

Across Central and Eastern Europe, thousands of children are abandoned or orphaned every year. Inadequate societal or governmental infrastructures provide minimal resources to care for these unwanted, lonely kids. Poor families sometimes have no choice but to yield control of children to mismanaged, dangerous, state-run facilities. 

Integra Bulgaria’s leadership, in partnership with the private foundation of European soccer superstar and U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, took the initiative to launch an orphans training center in the Sofia, Bulgaria, area. The center teaches basic life skills and provides practical business training for junior high and high school age orphan children. The vision for the center is to prepare these youth for life beyond the orphanages, while introducing them to Christ and a faithful walk with Him.

Category

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Central and Eastern Europe

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Integra Ventures Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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International Service Centers, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Robert Kuhlman

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Rick Hornbeck

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