Focus Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, 20 December 2020
BARELY five years old and the business development platform, CARING MOMS (CM) has already reached 45,000 members locally and abroad, pushing women from all walks of life to be their own boss.
It started with the aim of creating an ecosystem for the targeted disadvantaged and displaced individuals (mainly women) in the community to develop and grow their entrepreneurial skills
However, it has grown to so much more. CM has now become one of the largest online small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) platforms of its kind.
The unique platform has connected mothers and single women alike to a network of individuals and corporations, providing them access to a wide range of opportunities, skills, and guidance, said CM founder Shera Ann Bosco.
“We strive to provide a safe environment for mothers to transact, learn, interact, and gain support to start-up and mature their businesses.”
With COVID-19 causing many breadwinners to lose their jobs, capable wives and mothers have stepped up to the plate, assuming the role of primary income provider of the family.
Since the pandemic, CM has seen an increase of 25% in the membership subscriptions. It is also the first to introduce E-BAZAARs in Malaysia, which has also been soaring.
Elaborating on the concept, Shera said that being a home-based entrepreneur gives women the flexibility of being around their children, while working on their passion, such as cooking, baking, sewing, making crafts, and tutoring.