CSE developed software to support the Home Care Organization.
We help companies in four industries to increase business for themselves and simultaneously help patients (with motor neuron related diseases) with medical and other costs.
We focus on strategies to increase “word of mouth” marketing and we use strategic business partners to help make your clients feel valued.
People will more likely recommend your Sales Executives or your company’s services if they truly feel valued. Our unique software is developed to help companies wanting to strengthen the relationships between them and their clients.
CSE also needs to implement support plans that will benefit companies for long periods in order to earn income for patients. There is more information available under services which explains our strategies to help companies increase their market share.
We cannot do much to support patients with their emotional pain, but companies are teaming up with CSE to help ease their physical pain.
Our target is to raise R4.5 million per month to help subsidize the physiotherapy treatment costs for patients.
People in need of subsidies can apply by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The distribution of funds is scheduled from June 2016.
CSE negotiated a support agreement with the national board that represents physiotherapists in South Africa.
We are currently registering physiotherapists who will treat these patients. Their fees will be claimed from the Home Care Foundation.
Physiotherapy treatments are crucial to help ease the physical pain of patients. Most patients end up in wheelchairs and physiotherapy treatments can help these patients to remain self-sustained for longer periods.
CSE developed software that can now be utilized to assist the Home Care Foundation with fundraising.
I had 2 family members that suffer from Multiple Sclerosis, therefore Tanya (my wife, pillar in life and friend) and I decided to dedicate our lives in building software that can help thousands of patients. Sadly my aunt passed away on Monday 31 August 2015. It is only my younger brother that remains.
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease for which there is currently no cure. Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive, degenerative disorder of the central nervous system (CNS), including the brain, optic nerve and spinal cord. Each nerve fibre in the white matter of the CNS is surrounded and insulated by a protective layer called myelin.
Nerve signals travel along the myelin between the brain and the rest of the body.
The cause is as yet unknown, but in MS these myelin pathways are damaged causing scattered patches of de-myelination thus making it difficult or impossible for messages to move over these hard, damaged areas. (“Multiple Sclerosis” means “many scars”) In short this is why a patient’s movement, feeling and co-ordination is affected depending on the location of the “plaques” or scars in the brain and/or spinal cord. This affects patients with severe MS and they lose the ability to do daily tasks such as driving a vehicle, drink without spilling etc.
Why did we decide to develop the project?
I know MS patients that are able to afford the physiotherapy costs and I also know patients that cannot pay for this important service. There is a huge difference in the deterioration between the different patients. The physiotherapy helps the patients to remain independent for longer periods and they experience less physical pain.
We need to help more people to get access to physiotherapy treatments. Physiotherapy is human labour and it cannot be acquired at lower rates.
There are two major focus points that we are working on. Both of them are truly important.
Physiotherapy focuses on the physical pain… we also need to address the emotional pain… and we can make a positive contribution!
CSE helped role players in the frail care and physiotherapy industries to establish a non profit organization named Home Care. (homecare.org.za )
There is a need in South Africa to assist patients aged between 20 and 50. To explain it best, I will use Joost van der Westhuizen (Springbok who played as a scrum-half for the national team) as an example. Joost used to be healthy, fit and independent. He suddenly became ill with motor neurone disease.
If you followed his progress in the media, you will remember he initially stated that he will win his battle against MDS. It took Joost a while to accept what happened to him and he eventually agreed by asking “Why not me?”
Joost is one of the most inspiring people that God uses to help patients. In my view, He selected someone with a lion’s heart, to become a role model. He played the game without any fear and he is arguably one of the best scrum-half players who ever played the game.
Joost took on a journey few people will have the courage for. He is willing to use his media exposure and broadcast MDS and its effects on patients. There are almost 5 000 people in South Africa (with MDS, MS and other motor neuron related diseases) that face the same journey and they need our help.
The reality is, they all end up in wheel chairs and they need frail care assistance. The disease unfortunately do not target people based on their financial abilities. There are families who cannot afford any additional medical expenditure to help their affected loved ones.
There is an explicit need in our country to establish “Home care” assistance, especially for people with motor neuron related diseases. They face a unique journey that includes emotional challenges.
The only option at present for most families is to book their family members into an old age home where frail care is provided. The other possible option is to book them into a facility that might cater for younger people, but in general those facilities will also cater for young patients who might have a geriatric disease where they don’t function as normal people.
I can only refer to my younger brother and I have to admit that I do not inhabit his courage to take on life. He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2008, and he is fighting his disease with bravery unknown to many. There is a wheel chair in the passage next to his room. He almost daily tells me: “Pieter, you see that wheel chair, it seems that it will be another month before I will end up in it.”He is fighting dearly to see if he can remain walking and it is difficult. (He probably walks about 5 metres before he needs assistance)
My brother will give up his fight if I need to place him in an old age home. His emotional spirit needs protection and he would have passed on years ago if he was placed in an old age home.
There are hundreds of people in South Africa that are exactly facing my younger brother’s challenges on a daily basis. There is now a need for an organization such as Home Care to provide services where different families of patients can get in contact with one another, to see if they can’t work collectively.
One of Home Care’s functions is to create a database of patients (from all different motor neuron related diseases). Families will be able to enquire which other families in the same province/town are looking for options where they can share accommodation costs for patients.
The different families will then be able to rent a townhouse or property where these patients can live together. Home Care will arrange that food be delivered; frail care staff visits the property etc.
It is better if people with the same challenges can help one another emotionally and if they can live in an environment that is not viewed to be an old age home. Home Care will be able to provide important services to families with family members diagnosed with motor neuron related diseases.
CSE developed software that enables us to raise funds out of 4 industries. The software will enable fundraisers (a team of people who will work for Home Care) to earn income. Most fundraiser agents work on commission only income structures. This makes it difficult for fundraising agents to focus on their tasks, as fundraising in general is a difficult task to accomplish.
The software development was funded by ourselves with the help of numerous friends, family and angel investors. This project is only possible due to the unconditional support from these angel investors… A special thanks to all of them.
We are now positioning companies nationally to participate in one of the most challenging projects ever to help the Home Care Foundation.
There is a Fundraising section on the website that explains in detail the different focus points, and even how software is developed to ensure that fundraising will be effective and that no funds will be wasted on unnecessary expenses.
It is a huge task that we undertake… But it is with the motivation from children and people living with motor neuron related diseases who struggle daily, that we encourage ourselves to go forward, step by step… until we complete the project that we foresee will take another 5 years to accomplish.
The CSE Software is unique as you will notice when you read all the contents on the website. The biggest benefit is to provide to the Home Care Foundation, greater media coverage and awareness.
The other benefit is that CSE does not need to ask for funds from companies. We provide services that are of value to companies and the Home Care Foundation receives donations as a result.
To succeed in our goal to raise enough funds, CSE needs to do business with, and interact with as many people as possible.
CSE is in a unique position where software that has already been developed can be utilized by companies in up to 34 industries. (We currently focus on 4 industries and can eventually start supporting the other industries)
The software will generate between R1.1 million and possibly R4.5 million per month. With God’s grace it may even exceed our targets and the next 5 years will be an exciting period to monitor the progress.
There are five focus points in our project plan to help raise the R4.5 million per month: Specialized Magazine technology – R1.4 million Restaurant booking system – R975 000 Accommodation booking system – R zero (The value we receive by working with accommodation companies is media coverage that is worth millions) Lead management system – R1.8 million Relationships with the public and their support – R250 000 Plus
Each focus point puts CSE in a position to help secure a relative constant cash flow opportunity that will help the Home Care Foundation to provide support and services that were never possible before.
We are now building the infrastructure that will generate the funding for the patients.
We plan to inform the patients about our project to subsidize their physiotherapy costs by January 2016. Only patients that qualify for subsidies will be supported. (Read more about this in the Fundraising section)
When you read information about your industry you will note that the software needed to be well planned. It must generate income (although small amounts from R5 per magazine, to R70 per magazine and R10 per restaurant table booking) on an ongoing basis.
The companies that do sign up with CSE need to benefit in their own businesses, else they will not donate to the Home Care Foundation.
You will also read about our production limitations and will then understand why only a small number of companies per industry can increase their market share, and why our services cannot be provided to a large number of companies in an industry.
We hope that you will take a moment and read detail on the website. Please read the Fundraising part of the website. This will give you a better idea of how your participation can help people in need.
On behalf of the entire CSE team, we wish you a blessed day.
Pieter J van Vuuren