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:
Housingzone aims at alleviating the stress related with the search of properties by creating an online space to connect the dots between the property owners and the customer. Housingzone also innovatively carry out other real estate services including bespoke architectural designs, land surveys, building contracts, property/estate development, home/property maintenance and consultancy amongst others. Housingzone aims at creating affordable housing by improving the mortgage sector through innovative ideas such as rent-to-own amongst others thereby creating employment opportunities across Africa.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Housingzone is currently working on completing its website with unique features to help achieve its goal. Housingzone is to start full fledged operations by the first quarter of 2020. Key metrics: achieving a 500 customer base by the last quarter of the year 2020.
Sustainability and future plans
Housingzone creates an online space to connect the property owners and the customer whilst offering other real estate services to generate revenue for sustainable operations. Housingzone has a team of experienced architects and surveyors amongst others poised to achieving our aims. Housingzone has the ability to create hundreds of job opportunities and intends to source funding from personal savings, loans, equity and grants for commencement and growth/expansion on the long run.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
My name is Obidiegwu David Chima a 400 level student of the department of materials and metallurgical engineering in the Federal university of technology Owerri, Imo state, Nigeria aged 20 years. I hail from Akokwa in Ideato north LGA in Imo state, and currently resident in Owerri. I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur because i could'nt get 30% of what i wanted and i knew that paid jobs cant really get me to where i wanted to be, i also realized that Africa as a continent needs development in mind and otherwise to eradicate poverty and to that effect more and more jobs needs to be created while proffering innovative solutions to help mankind and i believed i could provide lasting solutions which would help only if i try.