We are on the sixth week of my Marketplace Discipleship Training School with University of the Nations in Kona, Hawaii. We had 8 different speakers visiting and teaching us on the faith-based principles and transformational business. We also visited two local coffee companies. I learned a lot about business core values, approaches and principles. The most exited part of it is studying it from a position of international context and different cultural backgrounds. This adds a lot to my existed business background back in Ukraine.
To complete this training program the outreach is required. This is an opportunity to apply all what we learned during the three month lecture phase in a real life business environment. My group will have two teams. 10 people will go to Thailand. Me, Oksana, Suyeon and Karen will go to Nepal. The project that we will work in Nepal with is called 'Beauty for Ashes' and we will stay there for 8 weeks.
'Beauty for Ashes International, Inc.' was formed in Nepal to help to break the cycle of poverty that fuels human trafficking and sexual exploitation through employment of women at risk. The mission of 'Beauty for Ashes' is to give women a choice where they’ve had no choice and make a lasting difference in their lives.
The office in Nepal is a wholesale gift items manufacturing business. They are focused on making high quality and stylish products as jewelry, bags, sari, and accessories.