Batal Khan had a shop in the city of Karachi, he had worked his way up from being a street cobbler to having his a shop selling and mending shoes, sure it was a rented property but he had made the transition. In 2012 his shop was burned down in riots and with no insurance he had lost everything it had taken him decades to build. Batal Khan broken but not quite beaten migrated to Islamabad a much more peaceful environment less akin to spontaneous and violent riots and started again on the street as a cobble
Street Cobbler: Batal Khan
Age: 40 years
Level of Education: Primary schooling (in-complete)
Marital Status: Married
Number of Dependents: 8 (mother, wife, 4 x daughters, 3 x sons)
Primary bread winner: yes
Cohort Number: 3 | Location: G-11/2 Markaz, Islamabad, Pakistan
Though we wont give Batal Khan a shop but we have equipped him with the right business tools, knowledge and behaviour and he has put them to effective use, with a 58% increase in revenue and a 250% increase in profitability, from earning $5.35/day to $8.50/day we are confident Batal Khan will get back on his feet and off the street sooner than he did before.
Peace Through Prosperity’s methodology, process of engagement, in-class and on-site coaching works. The results are repeatable and in front of you. We need YOUR help to raise funds to extend this program to many more street cobblers and other street based vocations in Pakistan and beyond.
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