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.

11/20/12

Diary log following the very first Business Growth Workshop for Street Cobblers

We kicked off the pilot group for the business growth workshop on 3rd September 2012, the workshop was spread over 5 evenings and ended on the 7th of September 2012.
The workshop was followed by on-site visits (one per street cobbler), think of it as on-site consulting to answer any further questions the street cobbler may have in relation to the training received in the previous week.

Khan Wada with Babar Waseem from Team PTP – 1 to 1 on better record keeping

These on-site visits served multiple purposes too, the day trips were providing the team with excellent feedback to incorporate in the next workshop, plus we had to deliver their stools and promotional banners and most importantly getting insight into their record keeping.
By the 22nd of October we started collecting the data from the street cobblers, and the results are mind blowing!
Our data gathering was somewhat disrupted towards the end of October on account of Eid-ul-Adha, The Islamic feast of the sacrifice for which most out of towners (which the majority of the street cobblers are) leave for their villages and home towns.

Laal Badshah with the stools provided for the comfort of his customers

The results we have gathered for the very first cohort are being compiled in a report that is due out at the beginning of December.
But some data to keep your interest…

Of our first pilot three of the initial four maintained a 100% attendance record, Khan Wada, Taj Wali and Laal Badshah have seen revenue growth in month 1 following the business growth workshop of an average 50%. Laal Badshah has requested for him to be allowed to repeat of the training session whilst Khan Wada has agreed to become a facilitator in our workshops.

Khan Wada’s personalised promotional banner next to the pavement he plys his trade from. The banner has his picture, mobile phone number and a list of the services he provides along with the prices for his service lines.

Their interviews and more to follow…

10/14/12

Word from Dara Adam Khel

October has undeniably been a month of downs, downs and more downs for all those who are working towards a peaceful and prosperous society in Pakistan. On 9 October 2012, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while returning home on a school bus, the Taliban scared of a 14 year old student’s ability to get the plight of her community air time and scared of the ideals she stands for decided to kill an idea! only to make us all more vociferous in our support and determination of the shared ideals across the globe.

On the 13th of October 16 people were killed and more than 40 wounded in a suicide blast in a  busy market of Darra Adam Khel,  the office of Aman Laskhar (Peace Force also known as the Himayateen) was the target located in the main market of the city. Dara Adam Khel has borne the brunt of many such attacks in the past for a) its proximity to the FATA region and for the anti terrorism stance of many of its inhabitants.

In mid August team PTP’s researchers interviewed an educated young professional  from Dara Adam Khel; someone who wanted to speak out about the mayhem and its causes in his town,  it takes a very brave individual to step forward and talk about the workings of his society that lives at the door steps of the theater of conflict.

We know him as Irfan, who explains what life is like for people and businesses in his town (Dara Adem Khel), what the stress factors are and what kind of individuals end up getting recruited into the Taliban and most importantly where possible solutions can be found. Unsurprisingly poverty and economic hardships are drivers, and solutions are via education, vocational training and opportunities… empowering locals to create their own safety nets.

Interview of an educated professional from Darra Adam Khel in KPK in Pakistan from Peace Through Prosperity on Vimeo.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to Irfan talk about his home town and the demons and angels at war there, please support our work.

We are actively looking for video editors, we have over 500+ hours of video footage from our street cobbler project and other interviews from conflict zones. Our current project for providing micro entrepreneurs with essential business growth skill is going strong but to extend it we need additional funds and volunteers, kindly visit our website to donate, or if you prefer support us by helping us build awareness for our work by following us on twitter: twitter.com/BringPTP Facebook: www.facebook.com/bringptp and spreading the word amongst your networks.