Impact

Our participants have on average experienced 35% growth in revenue and 72% growth in profitability within a 4 to 6 month period. Our programs deliver:

  • Double digit revenue and profitability growth

  • Financial inclusion and independence

  • Local employment through business growth

  • Social mobility

  • Inclusion of participant's children in mainstream education

  • Improved self-esteem and sense of ‘right’

Reflections

We often reflect on our work on our official blog that is maintained by our local teams in Karachi and Sanaa as well as our co-founder’s personal blog here.

Abdul Gafoor sells threads and stitching supplies to local tailors, he used to do this from a street cart in Chakra Goth, Karachi. Six months after participating in our programmes Abdul Gafoor has moved his business into a brick and mortar store and has hired an employee from the local community to support his growing enterprise.

Kanwal is an independent tailor in Lyari, Karachi, Pakistan and this was the first opportunity she had been provided to learn how to manage and grow her business. Here Kanwal reflects on the mini-MBA program and what she learned whilst participating in the programme.