Elevyn seeks to empower marginalized communities by enabling them to sell their crafts via online stores. Additionally, it’s also a platform for charities and NGO’s to raise funds and awareness on their campaigns.
How does it work?
Everytime an item is sold, 5% get channeled automatically to a Cause that the Shop supports. This ensures that the business benefits not only the seller, but to the local community as a whole. Elevyn itself takes 5% for operational funds, with the rest going back to the seller.
Who are we?
My name is Mike Tee, and together with Devan Singaram, we received a grant from the MDEC Pre-seed Fund Programme to develop the project. The project is also a finalist in the recent Youth Social Entrepreneurship Initiative (YSEI 2008)
6 thoughts on “Elevyn’s Marginalized Communities”
Cong’ Mike. I enjoy updating myself with the progress of your project. You have great passion on social projects! Let me know if you need any help. I would love to join!
Got a message from Mike just now
A good effort. Maybe mike is interested in contacting this too. They made some very nice baskets to sell. http://www.justmarketing.info/
Thanks for sharing, Adrian. Mike, when are you going to launch Elevyns, can’t wait to see.
Thanks Adrian; we spoke to some of their volunteers during the Arts for Grabs event at Central Market. They do very interesting work indeed! We’d love to have them on our site.
Pin: There are still a number of things that we need to work on based on the feedback that we’ve received, but hopefully if all goes well we’re looking at November. Will keep you updated! :-)