Lim Yuet Kim

Lim Yuet Kim is the co-founder of PichaEats, a social enterprise rebuilding the lives of refugees in Malaysia. As a volunteer teacher, Yuet Kim witnessed first-hand how poverty stood between refugee children and education. It was then that Yuet Kim and two other volunteers knew they wanted to change the realities of refugee families.

In 2016, the trio founded PichaEats to facilitate the ‘employment’ of refugees through food and cooking. There are a variety of delicious cuisines prepared, as the chefs originate from Syria, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq and Pakistan. Since the launch of PichaEats, they have served over 350,000 meals and given back RM2.5 million to their chefs, making sure that refugee children get a fair chance at education.

As a team, PichaEats won The Chivas Venture 2017/18 and was the winner of Allianz’s “Empowering Future Generation” in Munich, Germany, Booking Booster’s Top 10 sustainable venture with Booking.com and Top 10 Asia’s Social Enterprise.

As for Yuet Kim’s personal success, she was awarded THE EDGE Inspiring Young Leaders 2017 awards, listed as Forbes 30 under 30 Asia and Asia Tatler’s Generation T. In 2017, she also co-founded another social enterprise focusing on education for refugees called, The Other School.

For more info on PichaEats, click here.

In PichaEats’ and my perspective, it means giving the people we are working with, who are refugees a voice and their dignity. It means enabling and empowering them when no one believed in them. It means walking with people who are mostly forgotten day by day until they are assimilated into society and continue to build a better world for others.

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