Best Projects 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category click HERE
Explain your project in details:
Mtaji is a web app developed using Java J2ee technology; the web app has in its entity the marketing platforms for all business. The platforms include but not limited to agriculture, Transportation, Academics, Corporate world, Real estates and many more. Of great interest is that mtaji is both online and offline; Customers who are off the internet band will be served via sms and mtaji agents.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
The main measurable impact of this software is Malawi's access to international markets via the internet which will enventually eradicate poverty in Malawi. On the other hand, the software has a potential of employing over 2500 permanent employs across Africa in the next 5 years.
Sustainability and future plans
mtaji is designed to operate in Branches, with a six member office. Each branc has a setup cost of about 10,000 USD. The needs that the software is addressing applies to several nations across Africa, this means that mtaji has the potential to scale to all nations with atleast a branch in each nation of the globe market. Mtaji has a projected annual return of 24,000 USD per branch; about 1 000, 000 USD profit for every 100 000 customers.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
My Name is Maxwell Kalisha am the person behind the developement of the web application. Am an undergraduate student at the University of Malawi, the Malawi Polytechnic doing an honours degree in Automobile Enfineering. I was born in 1993 on the 12 February. I have not received any international recognition of my innovation so far; though i was named the best software engineer in the competition our college organised thought the Fulcuty of engineering. What motivates me in this software is the level of poverty in our country. Malawi is a peaceful nation, blessed with great nature and hard working people; despite all this it is rated among the poorest countries in the world. I deeper look into this made me to know that a large part of this an fortunate status of our country can be contributed to the fact that Malawi is Land locked and is clossed to the international markets. It is along this line of thought that i thought of developing a software for online marketing to advertise Malawi services and products both within and outside Malawi.