FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 1, 2005
Five Talents International
P.O. Box 331
Vienna, VA 22183
Keith Chua of Singapore Joins theFive Talents International Board to Help Fight Global Poverty
Vienna, Virginia – Keith Chua, a Christian businessman from Singapore, has joined the Board of Directors of Five Talents International, a faith-based non-profit organization located in Vienna, Virginia that is fighting poverty around the world using micro-enterprise development.
Since 2004, Keith has served as the Executive Chairman of ABR Holdings. ABR Holdings’ business activities include food service operations in Singapore, Malaysia and China, retail and distribution operations in South East Asia. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Singapore. Keith is actively involved in various church and mission agencies including: Vicar’s Warden of St Andrew’s Cathedral Singapore, Standing Committee of Diocese of Singapore, and Provincial Treasurer of Province of South East Asia. Keith lives in Singapore with his wife Irene and their four children.
“We are extremely pleased to gain the international business experience that Mr. Chua provides,” said Craig Cole, executive director of Five Talents. “His participation in the Diocese of Singapore and his knowledge of Christian microenterprise development is valuable to Five Talents’ expanding operations.”
Established in 1999, Five Talents International has provided funding for technical assistance and thousands of loans of $50 to $300 to entrepreneurs in 12 countries in Africa, Central and South America, and Asia. Each loan finances a business that in turn employs at least five other people. A majority of the loan recipients are women. Its ongoing ministry, which combines business micro-lending with spiritual development, is supported by a staff based at the Church of the Holy Comforter in Vienna, VA and by dozens of volunteers from churches across the United States.