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Web Development for an Ethical Fashion Social Enterprise
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Put your passion for web development to good use by helping a social enterprise whose mission is to support rural artisanal Cambodian women with a sustainable income.

Project Brief

  • Suitable for: Professionals experienced in WordPress website design
  • Project type: Unpaid virtual volunteer project
  • Location: at home
  • Duration: 8-12 weeks
  • Start date: You can join at any time, depending upon availability
  • Working hours: 4-8 hours a week
  • Reports to: Director and Founder

Deliverables

  • Rebuilding current Wixwebsite in WordPress and select an affordable payment solution (e-commerce) that works with Cambodian banks.
  • Making the website super easy for e-commerce.
  • Making the web-editing simple and clear, so the enterprise can continue editing the website easily. 
  • Identify key issues with the current website and fix them.
  • Review and improve SEO.
  • Train the organization on how to continue using the website.

 

Requirements

  • Minimum of three years’ work experience in WordPress website design
  • Working knowledge and experience of the necessary software
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of web marketing and SEO

Personal qualities and attitudes to be successful in the project

  • Good organisation and time management skills
  • Patient and open-minded approach
  • Enthusiastic and personable
  • Professional, honest and reliable
  • Able to work independently

Supporting documentation

  • CV
  • Portfolio with former web development projects

Benefits

  • Make an impact – You will experience the satisfaction of contributing to an organization that positively affects the lives of local artisanal women
  • Create easy-to-edit templates that will allow the social enterprise to continue using your developments

The Host Organization

  • Since end 2016, the social enterprise is working closely with 15 rural artisanal women from Krobey Riel village, near Siem Reap, Cambodia and they create quality designed hand-woven rattan products, such as bags and baskets.
  • Their goal is to support their team of artisans with a stable and financial future. They do this by providing them a fair income, offering quality level weaving training and a life skills education.
  • The social enterprise is currently providing 15 female artisans a fair income. Since the female artisans joined them, their family contribution has increased significantly by 75%. The enterprise intends to bring people closer to each other by introducing Cambodia’s culture and ancient crafts to consumers all over for a more ethical and sustainable world.
  • The brand is striving to reach out to the International market and they need your help !