Miriam Quiambao stresses saving for education
Saving money in jars helped Ms. Miriam Quiambao, the 1999 Miss Universe 1st runner up and World Vision Ambassador, lend a hand in amassing savings. The former beauty titlist shared this during the May 28-29 National Community Managed Savings and Credit Association (CoMSCA) Summit even as PRWorks Inc. formally signs its partnership with World Vision.
Quiambao said this simply involves allocating 10 percent of your income for the tithe jar which will remain untouched as savings. The 20 percent for the growth jar would be reserved for investment. Money in a learn jar goes to education. The contents in a play jar shall go to entertainment. Finally, there would be live jar for day-to-day needs and a share jar.
The CoMSCA Summit is the latest World Vision event that PRWorks helped publicize through its extensive media network as part of its corporate social responsibility.
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To recall, the public relations agency first organized a press conference for World Vision way back July 28, 2008 for the launch of its “Adopt a Child Program” at the Mang Inasal outlet of Park Mall in Mandaue City. The event’s special guest was Miriam Quiambao.
After years of providing free public relations services, Doris Mongaya, president and founder of PRworks Inc. and Mikhaela de Leon, media officer of World Vision Foundation finally seals the partnership during the simple signing of a memorandum of agreement last May 26, 2015.
World Vision helps poor families realize this dream with its flagship advocacy program CoMSCA. This program involves a small-scale self-managed financial system that facilitates savings and loan facilities in impoverished communities. Access to such services in these communities is difficult.
CoMSCA allows a self-selected group of 10-25 persons to save in a locked box. The funds can then be borrowed by the members when it reaches a sufficient amount. After one year, all the savings and earnings from borrowings will be returned to the members.
This year’s National CoMSCA Summit transpired at the Bayfront Hotel, Cebu City. The event happened in partnership with various non-profit organizations such as Feed the Children, Zoological Society of London, and Previous Lamb Condell Foundation.
The CoMSCA Summit concluded by declaring May 29 National Savings Day. On this day, World Vision encourages CoMSCA groups nationwide to save. Each participant symbolically drop their savings on the CoMSCA box setup on the stage.
By assuming the mantle of being a World Vision partner in the Visayas and Mindanao, PRWorks participates in empowering the community. The agency committed itself to help impoverished families increase their incomes, gain improved access to education and health services, and ultimately uplift their lives.
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