Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation is holding a woman’s meeting on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2013, to educate and empower women on different issues.
The meeting will take place at the Empty Vessel Ministry office in Guala Rai, on the second floor of the ABA building next to the Monika’s store on Middle Road from 9:30am to 12pm. All women are invited to this meeting.
This Thursday meeting’s keynote speaker is 2010 Businesswoman of the Year nominee Marcia Ayuyu, who owns the Cutz & Color Salon, as well as Sharmaine P. Casquero of ASKS Fashion & Salon. Both will share beauty tips and advice on proper products for each skin type.
EVM believes in women and that when you help a woman, you are helping her entire family, as women are the ones who care for their families.
In past EVM’s meetings, free medical screenings were offered to women through the generosity of EVM supporters and members Dr. Jean Olivia Grant and Dr Eshter Kanajorn.
Abroad, EVM has been able to assist women in starting or expanding their struggling businesses through the offer of micro-loans, a project known as “table banking.” Table banking starts with a group of women who meet monthly. These women contribute funds into a collective pot and literally put the money "on the table." The money from this collective pot is "loaned" out with "interest" to those women who want to use the money for their business or business idea. When women pay back the loan with interest, it not only replenishes the funds on the collection pot, but the interest they pay increases the amount of funds available for others to borrow. It is through these monthly meetings that the transaction of loaning and paying back funds take place. To date, 71 women in Kenya have benefited from this program.
Empty Vessel depends on the generosity of individuals, businesses, and organizations contributing financially or through resources to support its programs. EVM also accepts donated goods and financial contribution at its garage sale store, which is similar to Goodwill stores in the U.S. Its garage sale store has benefited struggling families on Saipan through the offer of free items and those who are simply looking for cheaper items.
Contact the Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation at 483 0162.