Twice a year our church hosts a gathering of women who come from differing backgrounds and ages, but all have one goal in common- to empower women in extreme poverty through the gifting of micro loans. Formed out of a motivation to live and serve in a way that reflects Christ’s love, this group is called iZōsh:
“iZōsh is a group of women dedicated to the economic empowerment of women globally who are living in extreme poverty. By giving micro loans to these women we help them to lift themselves out of extreme poverty and reduce the risk of oppression and exploitation in their lives . Our vision is: To seek first to understand and to not judge; to prayerfully pool our resources to invest globally in women living in extreme poverty, regardless of their faith or beliefs; to honor the dignity of each woman by empowering her through sustainable personal economic development; to invite and welcome other women, regardless of their faith or beliefs, whose goals align with our mission to learn about women’s issues in extreme poverty and then to empower the women living in extreme poverty to transform their lives through entrepreneurial activities“.
-iZōsh mission and vision statement22 comments