Our 11th Annual Changing Lives Golf Benefit on August 28th was a great success and enjoyed by everyone. We were blessed with a perfect weather that made a huge difference and a fun day for all.
Our outdoor after-golf activities under a large tent with tables and seating for all were highlighted by an outstanding menu by BBQ On Wheels Catering Co. They started serving appetizers like Teriyaki Glazed chicken, Eggrolls, Buffalo BBQ Wings, Assorted cheese & crackers, and Garden Relish Tray. Dinner included Texas style BBQ Chicken, BBQ St. Louis style Ribs, Beef Brisket, Au-gratin Potatoes, Macaroni Salad and their famous BBQ Beans with Pork. Dessert included Cannoli’s, Carrot Cake, Cheesecake, Eclairs, and Cream Puffs. Everybody enjoyed the dinner.
Most golfers participated in award winning friendly competition on several Holes and the lucky winners won well deserved prizes. Many of you won great deals on several of our high-end raffle prizes including name-brand golf bags, expensive wines, and other great items. Others won lots of our raffle prizes on display. We are extremely grateful to the winner of 50/50 Split-the-Pot, who donated back all the cash he won to Empowered Poor.
This year, we wanted everyone to have a great time and enjoy the day without a formal Program.
We want to thank you and let you how much we appreciate your partnership to support Empowered Poor. Most of you have been part of our golf benefits for years and helped us to alleviate poverty among the poorest of poor in India and South Asia. Global poverty is the biggest crisis in the world. Please consider giving just One Dollar a Day and change the world.
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them
for what they have done.
~ Proverbs 19:17 ~
One person can make a difference and every person should try.
2023 - 11th Annual Changing Lives Golf Benefit
Empowered Poor is committed to help 100,000 marginalized and poor families out of poverty through micro-lending. With less than $200 loan they can build sustainable micro-businesses to support their families and educate their children thus breaking the cycle of poverty.
Did you know that 1.3 billion people in the world live on less than $1 a day! We are asking you to consider giving just one dollar a day ($30 per month) for one year in order to help desperate families out of poverty. Your $1 has a power to transform lives of countless people living in poverty.
Thank you for your generous gift!
Empowered Poor, Inc. is a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit organization that creates and provides opportunities for poor entrepreneurs to become self-employed and end the cycle of generational poverty. Since our inception, we have developed and provided innovative programs that use financial services, microlending, skill training, and support to address some of the greatest challenges facing those living in extreme poverty. They are able to build sustainable livelihoods, provide quality education to their children, and brighter future to their families.
Empowered Poor was founded in 2008 by Ernest and Donna Mall. As a businessman and a visionary leader Ernest recognized the power of offering financial services to those living in poverty in India and South Asia in order to alleviate poverty.
There are countless individuals who have no financial options for their livelihoods. Every day they struggle to make ends meet with only a small amount of money standing between them and a sustainable future. Empowered Poor brings opportunity where it’s needed most.
Empowered Poor is impassioned to combat the root causes of poverty. The enterprising poor are entitled to the same resources as every determined entrepreneur–access to capital and practical training.
EP offers a holistic approach to micro-lending which begins with the U.S. board and our staff in India who approve individual loan requests from the marginalized and poor. Often, these candidates are female entrepreneurs in impoverished areas looking for a small loan but are unable to secure them through conventional means.
Our micro-lending program provides the opportunity to start and implement individual or family owned businesses. As clients repay their loans, the funds are recycled into new loans, thus multiplying the number of at risk people who can begin their journey from poverty to purpose. This recycling of loans creates a micro-finance ripple effect. Since the basic principal of micro-lending is to aid people who wouldn’t otherwise qualify for a loan, the cycle of poverty is continuously broken while building thriving communities.