Selangor Journal

Caring Moms: A women-empowerment platform

Photo taken from Facebook @hannahyeoh

KUALA LUMPUR – Caring Moms, the entrepreneurial development organization that has been helping mothers channel their talents into profitable small businesses, organised over the weekend  the  GREAT INDIAN DEEPAVALI BAZAAR in a bid to help stay-at-home mothers and low income earning women.

Held at Sunway Nexis on 27 and 28 October, the event was launched by the Deputy Minister of the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry, YB Hannah Yeoh.

The event witnessed 100 empowered mothers, selling all kinds of treats, from delicious home cooked meals, snacks and desserts to handmade decorations and artisan items to commemorate the festivities.

“We started CARING MOMS to empower women, especially mothers who have had to quit their jobs, so that while they are busy taking care of their children, they can explore growing their hobbies into little businesses,” said Mejar Shera Ann Bosco, the Founder and a retired Major of the Malaysian Armed Forces.

“It is also a place where Malaysians can enjoy local delicacies prepared lovingly at home,” she said.

Corporate Representatives were also present in support of local homemade talents. That is not all, the colourful bazaar also showcased an array of performances, making the event a memorable one for those present.

Other activities included cultural shows, a bhangra performance, dhol performance, kids activities, game shows and a Miss Bollywood Competition which the organiser hoped was able to showcase the essence of Malaysia and the empowerment of women.

A Community Asset

Founded in April 2016 by Major (Retired) Shera Ann Bosco, a mother of a 9-year-old, and Indian expat Mr. Umesh Narasimhaiah,  ‘Caring Moms’ is a cross channel platform for women to realize their potential even from the comforts of their homes and cater to the needs of families.

It was born out of a deep seated aspiration to economically empower women specifically mothers. Today, it connects working and stay-at- home mothers in a wonderful symbiosis that enables them to be empowered as well as trade with each other.

The platform started as a Facebook group and now  has evolved into a thriving community, and has to date created more than 2000 jobs for women. It continues to inspire more and more women to take charge and prove that they are valuable asset to the community.

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