Chamkanu CIC is a UK based Community Interest Company that was founded in September 2017 by Malikai Andrew.
Like most other companies, Chamkanu CIC needs to make a profit in order to sustain itself; however, unlike most other companies, we are not driven by making ourselves (or share holders) more affluent. â€‹Our driving force is to help some of the world's poorest people to lift themselves (and their families) out of poverty.
We decided to work with young adults because very often, in order to be considered for a customer facing position in the tourist industry in Nepal, many employers will require an applicant to be able to speak English and have experience. This can make it even harder for marginalised individuals to secure employment in the tourist industry. Our hope is that by being able to speak English to a level that enables them to work with tourists and having work experience behind them, the young adults that we are supporting will go on to secure permanent positions in other tourism businesses in Pokhara and beyond. Our hope is that this will lift them (and their families) out of poverty.
We want to be a part of the solution, not the problem so we declare everything we earn and pay the appropriate amount of corporate tax both in the UK and in Nepal. We would like to be as transparent as possible with our finances so that those that stay with us or make a donation can see exactly where their money is going. If you would like to look at our finances, you can do so here: https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/10942669/filing-history.
â€‹We are in the process of securing funding and hope to open in 2018.