Monday, April 30, 2012

Posted on April 25, 2012, Wednesday
TANJONG KARANG: A local entrepreneur who invested RM60,000 of his savings on producing bid’s nest-based beauty care products is now reaping the rewards with a net monthly income of RM10,000. Zanizan Ahmad, 42, manager of Gerbang Jaya Resources, the company he formed in 2010 to produce his Cahya Walit line of products, told Bernama here he began with a business cleaning bird’s nests for a local exporter in 2009.

Zanizan said he was convinced of the efficacy of the products after several of his workers told him their hands had become softer. Applying a little ground bird’s nest on his face, he found it became less oily and the pigmentation had gone.

His first product was a bird’s nest collagen soap for sensitive skin in 2010, and within a year sales hit RM15,000 a month.

In the middle of last year he introduced a similar soap for normal skin incorporating virgin coconut oil. Zanizan, who received assistance from the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama), has five workers, including two of his children, who are trained in the technique of cleaning the sensitive bird’s nests by a master from Penang.

He is also introducing a bird’s nest-based beauty cream by August after it has undergone trials, he said, adding he is in discussions to export to China by year-end and to the Middle East next year. — Bernama

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