You're invited

to the 6th Annual Changing Lives Golf Benefit

Dear Friends,

We cordially invite you to take part in our 6th Annual Changing Lives Golf Benefit at the beautiful Whisper Creek Golf Course in Huntley, Illinois on Monday, August 27.  Your participation will help hundreds of poor and marginalized families out of poverty in India & South Asia while enjoying a great day of golf, friendly competition and fabulous food.

We have created this website to streamline this year's event.  On this site, you have the ability to register, sponsor, donate and volunteer for the event.  If you have questions or need assistance with any of the features please feel free to call us anytime at 877.203.2453 or 847-668-7600.

We look forward to your response.         Early Bird prices good til 7/15/18

Ernest Mall President


About Us

Our Mission 

Empowered Poor is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty among the underprivileged and marginalized in India and South Asia by micro-lending, education, and healthcare. By making economic opportunities available they can live poverty-free lives and build sustainable legacies. We are also passionate about caring for the most vulnerable in society, the children.



What's New

New Stories


  Manoj Khadse  

Manoj Khadse was a wayward young man hanging around bad elements in Parseoni, Maharashtra. His life was being wasted without any purpose. One day he encountered Pastor Roy Mathew who took him under his wings and started mentoring him. His life started to turn around and now he wanted to use his life to do something good and help his family. Manoj helped Pastor Mathew in his church and started to work in a bicycle repair shop where he learned the trade so Pastor told him about Empowered Poor. With Pastor Roy’s recommendation Manoj was granted a micro loan. With the loan he bought two bicycles and some tools to open a bicycle repair shop. Now he receives good rental income daily from the bicycles and makes a nice profit from his new bicycle repair business.   

Loan amount: 10,000 Rupees ($225)


Purshottam and Ratnamala Bhawene Khadse

Purshottam and Ratnamala Bhawene live in Bhandara with their two children, Sahil and Mahima in the state of Maharashtra. Purshottam was a qualified carpenter but unable to find enough work to provide for their family or send their children to school. When he heard about Empowered Poor through an acquaintance he applied for a micro-loan. With the loan he received, he was able to purchase necessary carpentry tools and raw materials to start his own home base business. His hard work and quality service paid off in a short time. He started to get more and more orders and was able to hire additional workers to help him meet customer demand. With the growing income he was able to provide for the family, improve their living conditions, and send their children to a good school. Today, Purshottam has a thriving business.

Loan amount: 10,000 Rupees ($160)

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Event Information

Date: 8/26/2019
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Start Type: Shotgun
Format of Play: Scramble

Golf Course

Whisper Creek Golf Club

12840 Del Webb Boulevard
Huntley, IL 60142

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Whisper Creek is a par-72, 7,103-yard test for golfers of all skill levels. From beginners to scratch golfers, anyone who appreciates a day on the course will come away feeling rewarded by a round at Whisper Creek. Whisper Creek features a blend of manicured bentgrass tees, fairways and greens which wind through strategically-placed character pine and specimen hardwood trees. Rich bluegrass rough, native fescue grasses, protected wetland environments, and magnificent rock formations with cascading waterfalls make Whisper Creek one of the most picturesque Chicagoland golf courses.