“I visited SCC for the first time in 2019 and was immediately attracted by the FSC's inviting atmosphere and community activities.
Shortly thereafter, I volunteered to assist SCC-affiliated mothers who ran home-based businesses. While I was tutoring Liza, I met her mother Azurah who was also running a home-based business. She baked her own cookies, tarts, and pies for sale. Azurah and I met weekly to discuss the challenges of running her home-based business. These challenges included finding the right price point, managing the accounts, designing the logos and reaching out to new customers.
Through SCC, I also had the opportunity to meet Khamizah, another mother who bakes traditional kueh, cookies, and cupcakes. Like Azurah, I also worked together with them to grow their home-based business and help her identify her top selling items.
For me, volunteering to help these two ladies has allowed me to be involved with them on a personal level. I find that SCC’s volunteer initiatives are meaningful as it makes an effort to be effective and targeted. They make an effort to identify home-based business owners who are highly motivated and ready to take their business to the next level.
Communication has been clear and open through their one-on-one sessions. They listen carefully to the needs of the business owners and guide them slowly through the process.
Along the way, I've had the honour and opportunity of volunteering my expertise and accompanying families on their journeys. It brings me joy to know that I contributed to women gaining confidence in operating their home catering businesses and in supporting their children's learning and education.”
- Sapna Kewalramani
Thank you for all that you do for our community, Sapna!