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Maxis Kongsi Home Project turns CNY eShopping into eGiving

According to e-commerce insights publisher eCommerceMILO, there are approximately 7 million online shoppers in Malaysia. Which is why this Chinese New Year, Maxis Kongsi Home Project has teamed up with Malaysia’s top online shopping destinations and EPIC Homes to create an innovative new way to crowdfund homes for families without a safe place to live.To Kongsi-a-Home, online shoppers simply visit partners Lazada, Zalora, Gem Five, Rakuten and Happy Fresh from now until March 31 2016. Look for products with the Maxis Kongsi Home logo to add that to their shopping carts. Each purchase will donate RM8 worth of building materials to community home-building projects by EPIC Homes. (see some of EPIC Home’s past building projects here )Maxis Kongsi Home_Product Listing

“Some people think homelessness is one of those problems too big for any one of us to solve. However we at Maxis believe the Internet makes it easier for us to join forces and start making a difference. Imagine: if just 5% of Malaysia’s 7 million online shoppers donated RM8 via the Kongsi Home Project, we’d be able to crowdfund enough building materials to build new homes for 50 families. If Chinese New Year is about family, then the Kongsi Home project is a good reminder to always think about other less fortunate Malaysians as our family too,” said Sulin Lau, Maxis Head of Marketing Services.


Johnson-Oei, CEO/Founder of EPIC Homes (3rd from left), Sulin Lau, Maxis’ Head of Marketing Services (centre), together with Mr Handa from Rakuten Malaysia (far left), Miki Ong, Head of Affiliate Marketing, Gem Five (2nd from left), Andrew Gnananatham, CMO, Lazada Malaysia (3rd from right), Marcus Chan, Marketing Manager, HappyFresh (2nd from right) and Lee Sue Ann, Partnership Manager, Zalora (far right), at the press conference earlier today.

“This is a great step towards creating awareness amongst the urban communities, about the needs, the culture and lifestyles of those in the rural areas. When we’re able to achieve building homes for every single family in our country, you’ll know that your little action was part of something big. And I believe that would also change your life,” said John-son Oei, CEO/Founder, EPIC Homes.

To learn more about Maxis Kongsi Home project and how you can donate or volunteer as a home-builder, check out our video here or visit for more info.

We Are Maxis

We are the leading communications and internet service provider in Malaysia, enabling over 13 million individuals, families and businesses to do more in an Always On world. As our customers increasingly immerse themselves in an ever expanding universe of connected applications, we are obsessed with providing an unmatched end-to-end internet experience – bringing together advanced always on connectivity and always great tech care. Beyond connecting people with our services, we are passionate about leveraging new technologies to make a positive impact in the community in which we operate. For more information, please visit:

About EPIC Homes 

EPIC Homes is a non-profit initiative who has been building homes since 2010, and have built up to 71 homes across Perak and Selangor. EPIC Homes aim to build relationships between the urban and rural divide through the activity of building homes for underprivileged Malaysian communities. They currently focus on the indigenous people of Peninsular Malaysia, the Orang Asli.


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