Generating opportunities for learning disabled (GOLD) in Malaysia

Generating Opportunities for Learning Disabled (GOLD) is a social enterprise set up by the Association of Learning Disabilities, District Petaling, Selangor. GOLD’s aim is to enable people with learning disabilities to maximize their potential as contributing members of society by providing training in producing a wide range of merchandise (from cookies to door gifts). GOLD has been very successful, but is limited by the restriction against societies receiving loans from banks in Malaysia. In addition, there is a risk of loss to the business if the board of trustees of members decide to remove the current promoters, as those promoters have no ownership in the business.