07/5/13

Impact of our mini-MBA program on Livelihoods – Adil Abdul Mahmood

Adil Abdul Mahmood went through the Peace Through Prosperity mini-MBA program twice, Adil abandoned the program as part of cohort 1 having been influenced by the nay-sayers. Over time he witnessed the growth amongst his peers who had been through and stuck with the mini-MBA program and Adil was welcomed back in cohort 3. Adil used to earn $4.35/day today he earns $9.55/day – and Adil wants us to extend the program for he is experiencing the benefits of a tailored mini-MBA program.

Adil Abdul Mahmood, his data and his story in his own words:

Adil_Mahmood_mini_MBA_2013Street Cobbler: Adil Abdul Mahmood
Age: 27 years
Level of Education: Primary schooling (in-complete)
Marital Status: Married
Number of Dependents: 5 (parents, wife, 2 x children)
Primary bread winner: yes   |   Cohort Number: 3    Location: F-8/1, Islamabad

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Adil’s Shop – now you know why they are referred to as ‘Street’ cobblers

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and Profitability Growth Data for Adil Mahmood

Revenue and Profitability Growth Data for Adil Abdul Mahmood

Revenue and Profitability Growth for Adil Mahmood

Revenue and Profitability Growth for Adil Abdul Mahmood

Adil Mahmood has experienced 119% growth in revenue and 290% growth in profitability!

Adil-Post Training Interview from Peace Through Prosperity on Vimeo.

Adil is not an exception, he has simply been given the opportunity and he has grabbed it with both hands, for his own benefit and that of 5 other members of his family who rely on him as the sole bread winner in the family.

We need YOUR help to raise funds to resource us to do the same for 50 street cobblers in Haripur in Khyber Pakhtun Khwa in Pakistan in August 2013. To donate towards the Haripur project please visit our website or get in touch with us to donate via a bank transfer.

07/5/13

Impact of our mini-MBA program on Livelihoods – Gul Marjan

Gul Marjan used to earn $3.65/day today he earns $9.85/day – Gul Marjan, his data and his story in his own words:

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Street Cobbler: Gul Marjan
Age: 20 years
Level of Education: Primary schooling (in-complete)
Marital Status: Single
Number of Dependents: 5 (parents, 2 x sisters and 1 younger brother)
Primary bread winner: yes
Cohort Number: 3
Location: G-10 Markaz, Islamabad, Pakistan

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Revenue and Profitability Growth Data for Gul Marjan

Revenue & Profitability Growth experienced by Qasim Khan

Revenue & Profitability Growth experienced by Gul Marjan

The impact of Peace Through Prosperity’s mini-MBA for street cobblers in Qasim Khan’s own words.

Gul Marjan – Post Training Interview from Peace Through Prosperity on Vimeo. 

There is a common thread here, we have changed not only Gul Marjan’s earning potential but benefitted 5 others who are dependent on his earnings.

We need YOUR help to raise funds to resource us to do the same for 50 street cobblers in Haripur in Khyber Pakhtun Khwa in Pakistan in August 2013. To donate towards the Haripur project please visit our website or get in touch with us to donate via a bank transfer.

07/3/13

Impact of our mini-MBA program on Livelihoods – Qasim Khan

Over the next few weeks we shall be reporting on the impact our mini-MBA program is having on individual street cobblers Peace Through Prosperity has engaged, coached and monitored so far. We shall let the data and the delegate street cobblers speak for themselves.

Muhammad Qasim KhanStreet Cobbler: Muhammad Qasim Khan
Age: 25 years
Level of Education: Primary schooling (in-complete)
Marital Status: Single
Number of Dependents: 8 (parents, 4 x sisters and 2 younger brothers)
Primary bread winner: yes
Cohort Number: 3
Location: G-10 Markaz, Islamabad, Pakistan

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Revenue and Profitability Growth Data for Qasim Khan

Revenue & Profitability Growth experienced by Qasim Khan

Revenue & Profitability Growth experienced by Qasim Khan

The impact of Peace Through Prosperity’s mini-MBA for street cobblers in Qasim Khan’s own words.

Feedback on PTP’s mini-MBA from Qasim Khan a street cobbler who has been through our program: from Peace Through Prosperity on Vimeo.

OoRah! a win for Qasim Khan is a win for us all! we have changed not only Qasim Khan’s earning potential but benefitted 8 others who are dependent on Qasim Khan’s earning.

We need YOUR help to raise funds to resource us to do the same for 50 street cobblers in Haripur in Khyber Pakhtun Khwa in Pakistan. To donate towards the Haripur project please visit our website or get in touch with us to donate via a bank transfer.

06/3/13

Powerless….

For the past two odd months we have been busy battling it out (with zero success) with the Capital Development Authority, an awkward organisation at the best of times and under the interim government in Pakistan a down right nasty piece of work… it is our assumption that its current chairman Syed Tahir Shahbaz has little or no knowledge of what the junior level staff at the CDA are up to.

Upon taking over the role of interim Chairman CDA Mr Syed Tahir Shahbaz launched a clean and green Islamabad campaign which has resulted in destruction of the livelihoods of countless individuals who ply their trade and sell their wares off the streets in Pakistan as is common in third world economies. Pretty sure that was not the intention but that is what is being implemented by the CDA field staff!

Our street cobblers have been at the forefront of the assault to beautify Islamabad by brushing the poverty out of the city as opposed to constructively addressing it.

This is an email I received this morning from our field team:

“This morning I and Baber went to our Participants who attended the our mini-MBA workshops, the situation is very sad, the clean and green operation of CDA has destroyed the businesses of the street cobblers, many of them left this business and they went to their village for other options, and some of them they are sitting but not hope full to do this business in future. The Participants we have visited told us that it  was a time that they were growing their business CDA started the operation and stopped them in their tracks, its very difficult for them to survive here in this condition. Many of them have left Islamabad to go back to farming in their village and some are willing to change their business. We all know there is little to farm in conflict affected areas, so we know where they will end up after this. Quite a few of them have asked what PTP is doing for us? whilst their livelihood is being destroyed by the CDA.

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04/18/13

Delivering the Business Growth Program for Street Cobblers – Day 5 Training

A glimpse into the delivery of the PTP Mini-MBA / Business Growth Program for street cobblers.  Day 5.

Day 5 is all about bringing the previous evening’s learning together with real examples from the implementation of the previous lessons by the street cobblers:

Insight into our Business Growth Program – Training: day 5 from Peace Through Prosperity on Vimeo.

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