OBU’s “Entrepreneurs, Action and Us” (Enactus) group received a $1,500 grant to complete their project focusing on women’s economic empowerment.
The University’s local chapter of the international Enactus organization was formed to create sustainable economic assistance to those in need. Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.
Since their formation as a team, OBU’s Enactus team has had a partnership with Project Safe, a local organization housing battered and abused women and children in need of a refuge from those who have hurt them. Currently, Project Safe gives these women a safe place to stay and some financial support.
The “Women’s Economic Empowerment” grant from the Enactus organization is funded by Wal-Mart and helps OBU’s Enactus group acquire materials to provide women in Project Safe job training to help them become economically independent. Training areas include customer service, management, social media marketing, resume building and personal finance.