Giving back to the community is an integral part of Ohmmm’s DNA. As much as sustainability is our Why, people are the ultimate Who, and the team does its best to ensure that words translate into actions. Where possible, we commit resource & time to help on a sustained basis rather than a once-and-done effort that characterizes many CSR initiatives.
One of the main focus areas of Ohmmm’s community service is the enabling & empowerment of women, especially those in the low-income group, to improve & upgrade themselves. In doing so, they also develop & uplift their families’ and their next generations’ standard of living.
Last quarter, the Ohmmm team was privileged to have the opportunity to collaborate & partner with Social Health Growth (SHG), a Singapore-based non-governmental organization (NGO), on an educational & outreach effort for single mothers in one of Singapore’s poorer neighborhoods. Together with SHG we were able to put together a group of highly committed, talented, and very generous & giving volunteers coming together on one weekday evening every week to reach out to and help low-income single mothers in the MacPherson area.
In addition to financial literacy, we also impart digital and marketing skills to empower the ladies so they can support their families! The group also helped to procure daily necessities at wholesale prices so the mothers can get them at very affordable rates and be on their way to financial independence!
We probably learned at least as much from these hardy & resilient folks about the simple joys of family & life, as what we could share with them in terms of building & running a viable small business. It is indeed more blessed to give than to receive!