The MAD Experience
MAD was founded in 2014 as a social business designed to bridge the gap between people who wanted to make a difference and small non-profit organisations doing impactful work on the ground and in need of funding. We did this by providing a transparent platform for individuals to crowdfund for specific water and sanitation projects and inviting our successful fundraisers on exposure field volunteer trips to better understand the problem.
We were awarded the ‘Entrepreneurs for Good’ Social Enterprise Award by British Council and Arthur Guinness in 2014.
Raised a total of USD 102,500 for water and sanitation projects across Kenya, North-East Sri Lanka and Cambodia.
Took 109 volunteers to Cambodia on exposure field trips to better understand the water crisis.
Installed 1,087 bio-sand water filters which provided access to clean and safe drinking water for more than 7,600 rural Cambodians.
Provided more than 11,000 individuals with access to clean water and toilets.
Pivot to MAD Projects
In 2017 and 2018, we started working closely with the Afghan and Somali refugee communities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to help them start their own small businesses and seek better employment opportunities.
In 2019, we decided to pivot from fundraising for water and sanitation projects in Cambodia to supporting refuges and asylum-seekers in Malaysia develop their self-confidence and be financially independent through basic entrepreneurship and career preparation programs.