University's CHOMI was once a dream, a passionate holistic idea
that was brought to reality. The word "CHOMI" is a
South African street word
for "friend of the heart" was launched in the year 2000.
People who call each other "Chomi" take as given that
they each enjoy an prized relationship including the fruit of trusting,
caring, sharing and protecting each other from hunger and violence.
blessings and much support from Stetson University, Dr.
Neal Long and Dr.
Ranjini Thaver worked extra hard to get the program started.
Dr. Henry Martin coordinated the formation of the first group of
loan applicants as well as acting as an important link and liaison
with the Spring Hill community.
dream continued to grow and its fame shined like a bright beacon.
Since inception in 2000, two startup loans have been given to the
909 Club. CHOMI's underlying philosophy on 100% returns was proven
and all these loans have been paid off. In addition CHOMI offered
charitable Business Development workshops in Spring Hill and general
training to individuals who want to start businesses.