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If they cannot support themselves, the poverty would never end.

Overcoming poverty! The poverty will never be diminished despite of technology advancement and more relief supports.

About Merry Year International

Merry Year International (MYI) is a non-government organization (NGO) that focuses on sustainable

development around the world and help providing such opportunity to those in need.

MYI seeks ways to create sustainable economic community for the poor to find self-sufficiency. We believe that with enough combined efforts, we can achieve what was considered impossible, possible. Just as South Korea rose from severe poverty and has achieved brilliant development, MYI will strive its best for all global citizens who are in need to be self-sufficient, affluent and well off.

Mission

MYI assists continuously those in need of emotional and economic self-reliance through rudimentary solutions

Vision

MYI creates a healthy sharing ecosystem, where those who received aid, gives it back to its neighbor.

About sharing ecosystem

A healthy social system where the recipient of assistance becomes a donor, and the recipient of that donor becomes another donor.

“Merry Year International helps those who aspire self-reliance throughout the world, not by one-shot assistance, but by sustainable method.”

Our Philosophy

We help those who aspire self-reliance to achieve sustainability.

The new way of giving that MYI envisions is to help people in need support themselves so that they can help others’ self-sufficiency as mature social members.

To achieve this, MYI is searching for necessary opportunities in each country and region, and is promoting its profession in international development.

 

 

Honesty

We speak as we act, and we act as we speak.

Cooperation

We pursue creativity in fundamental solutions to self-sufficiency.

Innovation

We respect those who share our value and work through cooperation.

We envision a world where we give hope and opportunity to the poor, and achieve the spirit of merry year(Jubilee year in the bible).”

Spirit of Merry Year

Merry year(Jubilee year) is a system that is introduced in the old testament of Bible.

We focus on this merry year.

God has distributed lands to Israelites. Though it was divided rather equally, after 50 years, some gained more lands and some lost all their property and had to work as a tenant, or as a servant. As time went on, such inequality became worse and the children, whose parents lost all their land by mistakes, had to live poor by nature.

God considered it not good so ordered people to give all the lands except their original portion back to original owners. Due to His order, trading lands became the trading of use rather than the trading of ownership. Therefore, people who lost their lands accidentally could have new opportunities to get their lands back in Merry Year. This system allowed people in needs not to inherit poverty to their children. This is Merry Year in the old testament of Bible. Merry Year system seems fair to the poor, but it is not necessarily because poverty causes social insecurity and imbalance.

Of course, Merry Year cannot be fully adopted to our current society, but we think we can adopt its spirit. We believe we can make better world by sharing some of our properties. Merry Year International has been established with such a spirit and we believe God is delighted with our work.

MYI is searching for right tasks to do in developing countries, and promoting operation specialty

2019

  • 01

    Constructed Chimwewe Kindergarten in Chandawe cluster of Malawi
    Grant microcredit loans to beneficiaries in Vhinlong of Vietnam with KRW 5 hundred million in extent
    Start a new project called Social Solidarity Economy Program for Rwandan women with KOICA
    Merry Year Health Clinic has been selected as a fund distribution project of Babonanum.

  • 02

    Start a daycare service at Chimwewe kindergarten.

  • 08

    Malawi Vision Trip for Chimwewe Summer Camp

  • 10

    Participate in World Forum for Social Enterprise held in Ethiopia hosted by KOICA and Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency

  • 12

    Hold the 4th annual charity auction ‘Love Loudness’ to support Merry Year Health Clinic.
    Participated in KIA meeting with allied NGOs NGOs executing Green Light Project of KIA and share outcomes of supported projects
    Gratitude Ceremony for donors in God’s Will Deokso Church









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2018

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  • 02

    MYI, Annual meeting of board of directors

  • 03

    KIA Green Light Project (GLP), completion of Rwanda GLP vocation training center
    Vietnam, KDI international policy graduate school visit

  • 05

    KIA GLP, Rwanda GLP vocation training center begins lectures

  • 07

    Malawi, donors visit MYI Malawi site

  • 08

    Vietnam, 2018 regional government capability workshop

  • 10

    Extraordinary general meeting

  • 11

    2018 MYI Donation Appreciation Night

  • 12

    Hosted 3rd annual charity auction with musicians, Love Loudness.
    (Host: Monthly PA, Sound People Company, MYI)
    Rwanda selected as social solidary economy program by KOICA for its rural/city poverty improvement and self-sufficiency enhancement operation
    Malawi selected as foreign community development operation by Babonanum for its Malaria treatment and prevention operation

2017

  • 01

    Malawi children self-reliance sponsorship change to Learn, Educate, Nurture All (LENA) (focuses on primary school education environment improvement, secondary and tertiary school scholarship, and health & hygiene of children and teenagers)

  • 03

    MYI gets full score from Korea Guide Star, NGO evaluation institution.
    Malawi Health Clinic changed to a health clinic specializing Malaria treatment (officially registered as Health Clinic from the government)

  • 04

    246 local farmers completed Farmers Training School in Gahengeri sector, Rwamaghana, Rwanda

  • 07

    Selected as KIA Green Light Project (GLP), Vocation Training Center construction begins, Rwanda

  • 09

    participated in 2017 Global Village Share Festival booth

  • 10

    MYI Vietnam, 2017 local government capability workshop
    Malawi crop distribution operation selected as KOICA civil society cooperation (DAK) and confirmed for subsidy in 2018-2020
    Malawi Dream Archery Team, won gold, silver and bronze for Tokyo Olympics archery selection game for Malawi.

  • 12

    Malawi Dream Archery Team sponsorship finished and turned it over to the government.
    Hosted annual charity auction with musicians, Love Loudness (Host: Monthly PA, Sound People Company, MYI).
    2017 MYI sponsor appreciation night

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2016

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  • 01

    Malawi Dream Archery Team participated archery championship in Namibia, Africa

  • 02

    Welcome Bank, donation to Malawi Dream Archery Team for participating in Shanghai Archery World Cup

  • 04

    Malawi Dream Archery team participates in Shanghai Archery World Cup

  • 05

    Participated in Seoul Global Sharing for its Malawi health operation

  • 06

    MYI Rwanda participated in Local NGO Exhibition event
    MYI hosts 2016 Vietnam Vinh Long District Government Capability Enhancement Workshop and Income Growth Case Presentation
    Malawi Dream Archery Team participates in archery world cup in Antalya, Turkey
    MYI Vietnam starts cattle loan operation
    Shinhan Diamonds donates hundred million KRW to Malawi Dream Archery Team

  • 08

    Malawi Dream Archery Team participates in 2016 Rio Olympics as Malawi national team

  • 12

    Hosted annual charity auction with musicians, Love Loudness (Host: Monthly PA, Sound People Company). Charity profit delivered to MYI

2015

  • 01

    Malawi Joseph Project, selected as KOICA DAK project

  • 02

    MYI, Annual meeting of board of directors

  • 05

    Participated in Seoul Global Sharing for its Malawi health operation
    Malawi Dream Archery Team participates in archery world cup in Antalya, Turkey.

  • 07

    Malawi Dream Archery Team, broadcasted in KBS1TV “DocuGonggam”
    Third vision trip to Malawi
    MYI signs MoU with Gumulira village, Malawi to cooperate until 2020

  • 08

    MYI constructs maize dryer in COOPAG co-op, Rwanda

  • 10

    Malawi Dream Archery Team visits Korea for off-season training

  • 11

    Vietnam opens capability enhancement program

  • 12

    MYI sponsor appreciation night

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2014

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  • 01

    MYI, Annual meeting of board of directors & general meeting
    MYI Vietnam and Rwanda selected for KOICA CSO projects
    President of Malawi participates in official reception

  • 04

    Extraordinary general meeting (chairman of the board changed to Oh, Dae-Sik)
    Vietnam Vinh Long 1 opening of microcredit loan ceremony

  • 06

    MYI opens its new website
    Malawi UN MVP Site closure research project begins (research branch established)
    Vietnam Than An Loong, Than Ho Ah market completion ceremony, Lon phu uk market loan ceremony
    Rwanda, Urwego granary completion ceremony

  • 07

    MYI registers as official international NGO to the government of Rwanda
    Second Malawi site visit by the donors
    Donation to Mwadzimira Primary School, Malawi (God’s Will Seed Church, Newheaven Chungdam Church)

  • 08

    Malawi Dream Archery Team project sponsorship launches
    With Vietnam Vinh Long local government, MYI starts workshop

  • 09

    09 Handong University, Graduate School of Global Development & Entrepreneurship visits MYI HQ
    Basic economy classes launches towards Vietnam small business owners

  • 10

    DAK regional development 2nd branch meeting opening
    MYI participates in 2014 White Band Campaign
    Vietnam Vinh Long 1 and Than An Loong, 2nd microcredit loan ceremony to small market business owners

  • 11

    Vietnam Hi woo poong holds microcredit loan ceremony towards small market business owners

  • 12

    MYI sponsor appreciation night
    Rwanda, 2nd completion of agricultural technique training

2013

  • 01

    MYI, Annual meeting of board of directors & general meeting
    MYI Malawi and Vietnam project selected as KOICA CSO operation
    President of Malawi participates in official reception

  • 03

    Malawi minister of agriculture visits MYI Malawi site

  • 07

    Malawi, donors visit MYI Malawi site

  • 08

    Korea National College of Agriculture and Fisheries sends agricultural expert volunteers to Malawi

  • 10

    MYI sponsors UN Millennium Development goals report’s publication (Korean)

  • 11

    MYI hosts Vietnam local government capability enhancement seminar and invited Korean guest speakers

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2012

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  • 01

    MYI, Annual meeting of board of directors & general meeting02

  • 02

    Vietnam Vinh Long 1 district, starts microcredit loan project

  • 05

    New site opening in Malawi

  • 06

    Selected as KCOC new organization project development institution (Vietnam)

  • 07

    MYI signs MOU with Urwego Opportunity Bank, Rwanda

  • 08

    Korea National College of Agriculture and Fisheries’ professors visit Malawi as advisory panel

  • 09

    Selected as UNESCO Korea committee ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) certified institution
    Vietnam, field research commencement for new projects

  • 10

    MYI sponsors UN Millennium Development goals report’s publication (Korean)

  • 11

    Malawi, donors visit MYI Malawi site

2011

  • 04

    Merry Year International corporation under jurisdiction of Ministry of Foreign Affairs established (chairman of the board : Kim, Dong-Ho)

  • 07

    Official participation in Malawi Millennium Village Project

  • 08

    Malawi, donors visit MYI Malawi site

  • 09

    MYI hosts UN Millennium Development goals report’s publication ceremony

  • 11

    MYI signs MOU with Vinh Long People’s committee, Vietnam

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Ongijange Mission, the ambassador of Merry Year International,
dreams of the world fulfilling the spirit of jubilee.

Ongijange mission works forsustainable self-reliance and
philanthropywith Merry Year International.

Ongijange Mission


Since 1987, Ongijange mission, the largest worship team of South
Korea, has spread the Gospel around the world through worship.
The mission has been used by God to spread His love and finally started
to work with Merry Year International for foreign people in need since 2020.

Merry Year International welcomes those who want to hold
donation-purpose Christian conferences or concerts with our ambassador.

Please feel free to contact us via email if you are interested in
philanthropic activities with our ambassador.

Contact: myi_korea@myi.or.kr