Maxis is giving back to the Malaysian community by building homes for those in need. Called the “Kongsi Home” project, Maxis is collaborating with EPIC Homes as well as five online retailers to turn customers’ online shopping into online giving.
Founded back in 2010, EPIC Homes is a non-profit initiative that has been building homes for the underprivileged communities in Malaysia. The initiative has since built a total of 71 homes across Perak and Selangor and with their partnership with Maxis, they hope to build even more.
The five online retailers involved in the Kongsi Home project are Lazada, Gem Five, Zalora, Rakuten, and Happy Fresh. All you need to do is just visit any of these online retail sites and add RM8 worth of building materials to your shopping cart. These materials will then be donated to the community home-building projects by EPIC Homes.
To put things into perspective, if 5-percent of Malaysia’s seven million online shoppers donate RM8 worth of building materials each, the Kongsi Home project will have enough to crowdfund 50 new home-building projects by EPIC Homes.
John-son Oei, the CEO and founder of EPIC Homes said:
“This is a great step towards creating awareness amongst the urban communities, about the needs, the culture and lifestyles of those in the rural areas. When we’re able to achieve building homes for every single family in our country, you’ll know that your little action was part of something big. And I believe that would also change your life”
Kudos to Maxis and EPIC Homes for coming up with the Kongsi Home project. It’s great how they are working with online retailers to crowdfund resources to build these homes. To learn more about EPIC Homes head over to its official website. We look forward to more companies working on projects like these that actually help those who need it.