Our Story

Young, Sincere, Independent

WE SELL THE BEST NASI LEMAK IN MALAYSIA, COOKED BY URBAN POOR NASI LEMAK FOOD PRODUCERS.
WHEN WE’RE NOT SELLING NASI LEMAK AND CREATING URBAN POOR ENTREPRENEURS, WE DO YOUTH-DRIVEN SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECTS.

The Nasi Lemak Project (TNLP) is a for-profit, highly scalable social business who cultivates poor families to be small Nasi Lemak & food enterprises – through microcapital, support and market creation through microfranchise model. The profits are channeled to create more poor family enterprises, to sustain TNLP’s nonprofit works, and to create more social enterprises to alleviate poverty.

With the help from online media, The Rohani, it is expected to give more impact.

Our nonprofit social impact work is continuous throughout the year, such as Streetranger Movement, Project Edurangers and Lepak Library. Some of the impact projects are for-profit and self sustainable, such as Foodapreneurs Accelerator,  Pixel Garage, Unemployment Lab, Suka Seni and Stingarden Theatre Project – in which profits are reinvested to scale the projects, and to create more future social entrepreneurship projects.

Our Headquarters is a young and friendly two-storey house in Batu Caves. The Headquarters is an open space for anyone to share ideas, create new impact projects and be our partners in making Malaysia a better place to live – with free flow of energy and Nasi Lemak!

 

HISTORY

  • DEC 2012

    Receive U.S State Department Grant of RM10,000 to kickstart The Nasi Lemak Project.


  • JAN 2013

    The Nasi Lemak Project: Homeless Outreach “StreetRangers”


  • JUNE 2013

    Independent fundraising to sustain TNLP.


  • AUG 2013

    Project Edurangers: Free classes for urban poor children


  • NOV 2013

    Worked with UNICEF to help Typhoon Haiyan


  • JUNE 2014

    Won the International Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award 2014


  • JAN 2015

    Top 12 Winner of Berbudi Berganda Social Innovation Challenge with “Suspended Rooms” project, organized by Agensi Inovasi Malaysia


  • JUNE 2015

    One of the Top 25 Social Enterprises in Malaysia to be accepted in Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) Accelerator Programme, Social Enterprise Track


  • SEPT 2015

    Shell Raya Charity Fundraising Project raised RM140,000 for five projects in 2015 – 2016


  • NOV 2015

    Top 5 of Social Impact Category in DiGi WWWOW Award 2015 nomination

Join Us

Cook for free dinners up to 300 meals per-day for the homeless, and engage with the homeless in our database.

Have one weekly meeting with your team, time and place subject to majority

Teach up to 5 children, for 4 contact hours every week, using ad-hoc modules according to the specific needs of the child.

Participate in the development of syllabus for urban poor children and do proper reporting according to The Nasi Lemak Project’s format.