Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Explain your project in details:
Omomakay is Liberia's first and largest classifieds website with thousands of live ads in a wide range of categories - cars, smartphone, housing, jobs and everything in between. New ads are posted daily on our platform. At Omomakay Liberia we are proud to provide a platform that connects Liberians, in helping them to buy and sell items in their community and around the country by helping the country local businesses use technology to market their products for free.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Omomakay Liberia has gone from 100 visitors monthly to 40 thousand plus monthly visitors and about half of the public are using our platform to earn money off their used items, find a house or apartment to move in as well as hiring qualified service providers like Plumber, Mechanic, and private teachers. We are currently working on a project that will help the Liberian youth in High School and Universities learn how to earn a passive income by using our platform as a sell for me agent for people that are not educated and needs someone to sell their used items fast.
Sustainability and future plans
Our platform is a free classified marketplace, however, in the long run, we will implement a business model for our users to help us continue maintaining and upgrading the platform to suit them. Our business model will enable users that sell more than 3 items monthly to buy packages base on their need and usages. We will also do an advertisement for businesses by adding their banners or links to our platform for a specific period of time. Google ads will also be added to our website as well. We will also create a payment system for Liberians living abroad that will like to buy something for their loved ones in Liberia, with that payment system they will pay online using the payment system and as soon as the payment is completed we will buy and deliver the item to the address and name of the person they provided in their payment form.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
My name is Mohammed A Sheriff Social media marketer by profession. I am 24yrs old and I am currently Studying Economics at the University of Liberia. I have worked on international projects with Omomakay Liberia team members from Australia, Ghana, USA and that of Turkey. I worked at West African Clearing and forwarding INC as their social media and website content developer in 2014. I am a full member of the Liberian Student Union and also an active activist for the Liberian youth in district number 13. I believe in self-empowerment and as a young lad coming up I engaged myself into helping solve common problems in my community and country at large. I have a certificate in Understanding Human Right from YALI University. As a content manager at Omomakay Liberia, we have been able to reach thousands of Liberian living in and outside Liberia through our Facebook campaign.