Vision Asset Finance supports the fight against HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa as a Corporate Partner of the e3 Initiative.
e3 Initiative’s partners are working to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.
They are committed to best practice in all aspects of their work which includes excellent practical care, well-managed projects and financial accountability. All have supportive staff structures, promoting the emotional and spiritual wellbeing of staff and volunteers.
Trevor Finlay, Managing Director of Vision Asset Finance, describes the impact of his recent trip to Kenya…
Visiting the slums of Nairobi was the most challenging and emotional experience of my life. When I saw at firsthand the pitiful conditions in which children and families are forced to live, it put our comfortable western lifestyle into painfully stark contrast. However, in the midst of so much deprivation and need, it was a real blessing to hear stories of hope from men and women who have directly benefited from the prayers and practical support of e3 Initiative partners.
Returning from Nairobi to my family, friends and business in Northern Ireland, I spent some time trying to process the experiences of the week, and attempting to understand what part I could play to support e3 Initiative’s work. When faced with so much need, it is easy to be overwhelmed.
Having established Vision Asset Finance in 1999, I felt that God would want me to make not just a personal commitment to support e3 Initiative’s work, but also to commit on a corporate level as well. Initially we designed and circulated a company calendar with an e3 Initiative insert to all of our customers to raise awareness of my trip. And since then, we have made a commitment to donate 10% of the company’s annual net profits to e3 Initiative. Further awareness and fundraising initiatives are also in the pipeline to enable e3 Initiative to make an adequate response to the many requests they receive for support.
It is my personal hope that many more companies and businesses would rise to the challenge of the HIV/AIDS crisis, and financially support the work of e3 Initiative as they play their part in turning the tide of despair into a tide of hope for many of Africa’s HIV-ravaged communities.
If you’d like to know more about the work of e3 Initiative, or find out more about Corporate Partnership with them, then please contact me on 028 2565 6000, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.