A unique social business model to deliver benefits to immigrants and US companies through custom-designed employment and telecom service.
- Unique Social Business Doing Good For People & Doing good as Business
- 2013-2015 average annual growth rate 208%
- Assured fast-growth by existing HR services contracts value $10MM+
This is the funding for working capital to achieve the company’s sales volume doubled in 2017 up to $7.0MM from estimated gross sales $3.5MM in 2016.
MicroManos is the first company to:
- Aim to alleviate and resolve complex problems that immigrants face in their lives in the US by applying a professional social business approach and the passion of like-minded team to make changes for the better;
- Serve as an effective intermediary between low-income immigrant job seekers unable to find secure employment and employers struggling to fulfill their needs for legally available labor;
- Provide immigrant families a high quality and affordable international calling service through its proprietary telecom platform “Holamanos” (for Hispanic Transnational Families) and “Selammanos” (For Ethiopian Families). Available via online and mobile app.
ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS
Atsumasa Tochisako, President and CEO
Atsumasa Tochisako spent 27 years in various operational and managerial positions with The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Japan, including 12 years in Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama. While he worked in Latin America, he saw the situation that many people working hard but unable to improve their living because the lack of opportunities in the home countries. The experience inspired him to start a business which would grant hardworking people chances to challenge for pursuing happiness. In 2003 he retired from The Bank Tokyo-Mitsubishi as Chief Representative of Washington DC Office and started MicroManos in order to support immigrants enabling them to access to stable and welcoming job opportunities.
He received numerous prizes and appreciations from world renowned organizations and foundations. Ashoka, a world leading organization that supports social entrepreneurs, appointed him as “Ashoka Global Fellow” Schwab Foundation awarded him as “2009 Social Entrepreneur of the Year”. He received his BA in International Trade & Commerce from Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan), MBA from George Washington University. He studied at Universidad de Guanajuato in Mexico in 1979 and he has completed his study at Harvard Kennedy School on Social Entrepreneurship in 2015. He is a native of Japan and fluent in Spanish, English and Japanese.