BOHI Board Challenge
As BOHI's governing board we have been continually encouraging our team leaders to come up with innovative ways of generating their own sources of income to supplement what they are receiving from BOHI. Welcome Ndlovu, our Johannesburg team leader, is one of our most innovative, efficient, and successful leaders. Welcome and some colleagues have been involved in part-time work doing wellness testing to supplement their income. All of our team members are volunteers and all funds that they receive from us go strictly towards the expenses of running the program and that does not include salaries.
Johannesburg Team Response
Welcome and two of his colleagues have been offered a year-long contract as subcontracting agents to do wellness testing for two major corporations. To enable Welcome to participate in this subcontract he needs to raise $2000 to purchase some testing equipment and the testing kits for the first month of operation. We are so excited about this funding opportunity that we want to use it as the lead off to our 2018 year-end fundraising campaign.
As you all know, Beacon of Hope has been doing AIDS prevention education for fourteen years now and we have wanted for a long time to move into doing other related services, like testing and perhaps even treatment in partnership with licensed clinics. God has finally opened up a solid opportunity for us to take the first steps in this direction. Welcome Ndlovu, our Johannesburg team leader, and two of his colleagues have been offered a Wellness testing contract. They need to raise $2000 to purchase some testing equipment and the first month's supply of test kits.
After the initial purchase of equipment and testing kits, the project will fund itself for the next eleven months, that is for the purchase of testing kits, and it will pay the three workers part-time salaries for 8 days a month. They will repay the initial seed funds, that we will forward them from this fundraiser, out of their monthly contract payments. Those funds will be recycled into their Smart Choices and Discipleship programs for 2019 which will cover seven months of their 2019 budget.
The equipment he needs to up front purchase:
- Two blood pressure machines.
- Two Cardio check machines (Glucose & Cholesterol)
- One height measure machine.
- One weight measure scale.
- Batteries to power the devices.
They will be testing 320 employees each month doing the following tests:
- Glucose & Cholesterol test
- HIV test
- PSA test
- HBA1C diabetes test
Beacon of Hope has already advances to $2000 that Welcome needed to get the testing going and it has been in progress since October. We are running this special fundraiser campaign to recoup the funds we advanced Welcome from 2019 Smart Choices budget.
TITUS 2:6-8 Encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.
Beacon of Hope, International