Walk the Talk: Ellyne Lamin




Ellynita Lamin looks small but having a bold heart for the people sums it all. Ellyne was a cancer survivor and had battles with eye surgeries after surgeries. It could be these surgeries that made her ‘colour’ blind when lending her hand to others and yet see deep into their hearts. Her moment of truth came when she was in Aceh to provide assistance after the devastating tsunami. Ever did she know, she landed herself in a body evacuation exercise, to remove corpses lying around the vast land of Aceh. Yet, she did it and more to that, she even helped trained a few youths in crafts in the hope they start their own craft business when they returned to Aceh.

Zhariff & Ellyne in Aceh after the tsunami

The multiple award winning gutsy lady has won among others the Anugerah Keusahawanan Wanita Melayu by Galeri JatiWanita (2003), Great Women of Our Time Award 2009, she was the First Runerup for Asia Youth Ambassador 2009 and made it to the Top 40 under 40 (Prestige Magazine).

A true believer of doing good things, she walked the talk continuing her ventures as a social entrepreneur and help others build social enterprises. Follow Ellynita on Twitter and to know more about Social Entreprise Alliance click here.