EOA works with suppliers who are BEE compliant and supports local industry when procuring congress items. We encourage giving back to our local communities in some form or another, whenever possible.
South African suppliers include Learn to Earn, Hout Bay Choir, Informal Traders, Topsy Foundation, Reaboka Foundation and Township Patterns, amongst others.
15th Annual Heart Congress 2014, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
LIV Village in KwaZulu-Natal was the beneficiary of a generous donation of fresh vegetables from the recent SA Heart Congress 2014 which was held in Durban, KZN.
“The LIV family wishes to sincerely thank EOA and the members of the SA Heart Congress 2014 most sincerely for your partnership and for your generous donation of vegetables and hampers. We are grateful and humbled by your partnership to see the next generation of leaders raised up in our nation. Together we can rescue a child, restore a life, raise a leader and release a star.” Alicia McArthur, LIV Marketing Manager, Beneficiary SA Heart Congress 2014.
Congress Bag Supplier
The Reaboka Foundation, started as an Enterprise Development Project of the Topsy Foundation, has grown into a self-sustainable fledgling NGO, giving women the self-confidence to take their lives into their own hands and to acquire an identity, respect and status within their community. The Foundations creates market access for vulnerable and marginalised communities. Women work in their home environment where they are able to care for their children and pass on their skills to the next generation, producing handmade beaded, embroidered and sewn gifts in contemporary styles, using traditional craft techniques.
“Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to produce your congress bags and arranging a complimentary table for us at your meetings to expose Reaboka. Without your generosity we would not have been able to make the contacts we have.” Christine Fischer, Director, Reaboka Foundation