My name is Nicholas (30) and i'm from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Was a former banker, studied chartered marketing, works as an Estate Negotiator and a volunteer in a local church. We are currently initiating a social project that focus on creating employment opportunity for the marginalized group of people in Malaysia. Our target audiences includes the homeless, refugees, orphan (priority) and single mum.
The local economy has not been that exciting for the past few years with our infamous political issues, GST 6% (Government Service Tax) implementation, increase in minimum labor wages, unattractive currency exchange rate and impact from the global O&G Industry (Malaysia is the second largest O&G Producer in SEA) that has affected many businesses operation. Hence, creating two pain situation:
1) Homeowner has difficulty to rent their space as demand has decreased.
2) Most business are downsizing rather than hiring and noticeable that unemployment rate is gradually increasing.
Our solution is to provide AIRBNB management services to homeowner by renting their space on short term basis to minimize their operation cost while employing the marginalize groups to manage the front end operation. For an instant, what we plan for the orphan group is to equip them with a business portfolio that will allow them to earn a decent monthly income. They will be further train based on their inner talent and be placed to colleges or vocational school two years down the road for further education.
Thus far, we have secured three rooms to initiate the project and has been receiving overwhelming positive feedback from the people we share the social cause with. The funding received will be used to fund our marketing campaign to create awareness towards our business service and social cause that we are pursuing.
Asides from funding, we are also in need of technical support to create a website for the social cause, consultation to create a trust fund and road map towards the establishment to become a Non Profit Organization.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia