Elle's Kusina is the dream of it's founder Elle. Originally from Manila, Philippines, Elle now lives in Stockholm. Having worked for over 10 years in the hotel and service industries, she felt that she needed a direction change in life. She took some time out to focus on what that next challenge could be.
Elle re-discovered her passion for cooking, then started creating lunch meals for her husband to take to work. It did not take long for the alluring smells and explosive flavors to get noticed by others, and soon enough Elle was providing lunches for a number of her husbands colleagues, weeks later, double the amount. Her Filipino food was a hit and Elle's Kusina was born.
Elle's Kusina has rapidly grown in demand since those early days, which is fantastic. A few lunch orders per day has been over taken by regular catering requests for between 10 - 30 people and invitations to food fairs and markets. This is amazing and a real credit to Elle's talent and customer satisfaction.
SOUNDS GREAT SO FAR, SO WHATS THE PROBLEM..?
As we do not have a vehicle, all Elle's Kusina deliveries and supply runs are done using public transport or taxi's. This creates a number of issues:-
+ Adds significant overhead to every order
+ Limits the areas the business can deliver to
+ Can increase delivery time significantly
+ Makes visits to the wholesaler extremely problematic
+ Have to use supermarkets for supplies, significantly increasing costs
+ Is a huge inconvenience
Additionally without transportation we are unable to attend the special food events and markets to which Elle's Kusina has been invited.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We know the major issue limiting Elle's Kusina is lack of transportation. Purchasing a van would enable us to take advantage of so many more opportunities, that we are really, really excited about!
We have done a lot of research into many different options for buying, leasing, renting, etc. We discovered that our best option is a clean 2nd hand van, with a Euro 6 compliant engine (legal requirement in Stockholm), with seating for at least 4 people.
This is where you lovely people can make a huge difference!
We are asking to raise 45,000 Euros to help finance:-
+ 2nd hand Euro 6 rated, VW Transporter twin cab van
+ Insurance and other administrative costs
+ Driving lessons for Elle
This render is what we are hoping to achieve.
Any additional funds will go towards light customization of the van (for keeping food more securely) and marketing.
"GREAT OAKS FROM SMALL ACORNS GROW"
Elle's Kusina is not just a small business venture to us, it represents our desire to improve many lives. The lives of our customers, the lives our daughter and family, especially those family members who less fortunate than us.
We see so many opportunities laid out for us, a long and prosperous future that just needs a little nudge to get over this hurdle.
Elle and I are hugely thankful to you for reading about us and our campaign so far. We are humbled by any donations made, no matter how big or small, and we are extremely grateful for every helping hand.
Thank you. :)
- Kristel Platt
- Christine Phillips
Fundraising team: Elle's Kusina (2)
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