A visually impaired couple who lost their source of income after the restaurant they worked at closed down two months ago has found a new livelihood on Shopee
Despite losing their jobs, Yusri Azis and his wife Nur Jannah Tan Jia Hui were not discouraged, but instead displayed great resilience and resourcefulness in overcoming their struggles.
In the first week of June, the Johor couple launched their Shopee store, Yus Business, with the help of a fellow Universiti Malaya coursemate, Fa Phong. Among their range of food and fitness products, their most popular item is their homemade sambal hitam Pahang, which is selling for RM10 per 100g.
On 3 June, Azis promoted his store in a Facebook group, Shopee Malaysia, asking for the public's support for their new business. On the same day, a netizen stumbled upon Yusri's Facebook post, and took to Twitter to encourage Malaysians to purchase from the couple's store.
His viral Twitter post has since received over 11,600 retweets, and Yusri updated that they had managed to sell almost RM600 worth of products within the first 24 hours of opening their online business.
Grateful for the support he had received from generous customers, Azis uploaded a video tutorial on how the visually impaired can sell on Shopee using an app called TalkBack
Since then, Yusri announced that they have successfully sold 1,000 packets of sambal hitam, and have generated a revenue of nearly RM12,000 in one week
Their business is so successful that all their products are temporarily sold out. However, Azis updated that they are currently working on preparing existing orders, but will soon restock their items on Shopee.
If you want to support the couple, or get a taste of their famous sambal hitam, you'll have to wait patiently like the rest of us!
Meanwhile, the support of kind-hearted locals has also helped this OKU perfume seller grow his online business: