12/15/13

Bahawalpur Needs Assessment – creating an environment for peace through livelihood development

In semi-urban and rural areas the market size is not sufficient to sustain an entrepreneur of circumstance let along grow their micro-enterprise to any significant size. Over the course of our research between 2012 and 2013 where we surveyed and interviewed close to 500 entrepreneurs of circumstances we found those in semi-urban and rural areas to be involved in more than one type of craft or trade to make ends meet.

Whilst we have been working with entrepreneurs of circumstances focusing on a singular trade/craft we have been thinking about these less fortunate entrepreneurs of circumstances who by virtue of their geography have even less options open to them.

However we have a plan for these entrepreneurs of circumstances and with that plan in mind we set out to interview their family members and evaluate the likelihood of getting the womenfolk in their family involved in their trade or another trade/craft that would supplement the household income… and we are working on the best possible way to do so.

The videos below are a few of the interviews held with family members of Entrepreneurs of Circumstances in the Bahawalpur district in Southern Punjab.

Interview with a street cobbler’s family in Bahawalpur in Southern Punjab from Peace Through Prosperity on Vimeo.

Interview with a street cobbler’s family in Bahawalpur in Southern Punjab from Peace Through Prosperity on Vimeo.

Interview with a street cobbler’s family in Bahawalpur in Southern Punjab from Peace Through Prosperity on Vimeo.

Interview with a street cobbler’s family in Bahawalpur in Southern Punjab from Peace Through Prosperity on Vimeo.

Peace Through Prosperity’s methodology, process of engagement, in-class and on-site coaching works. We need YOUR help to raise funds to extend this program to many more street based Entrepreneurs of Circumstance and other street based vocations in Pakistan and beyond.

To help us help the entrepreneur of circumstance please visit our website or get in touch with us to donate via a bank transfer.

12/14/13

Improved Livelihoods in Haripur (KPK) – update

Peace Through Prosperity’s Haripur project drew to a close at the end of November, we took 70 Entrepreneurs of Circumstance (EoC) through our MBA program and then delivered 12 weeks of consulting, coaching, monitoring and evaluation. As of the 1st of December 2013 the team has been digitising the quantitative data gathered from the EoCs and the Haripur report is scheduled to be released in early Jan 2014.

We have edited a few of the post consulting video interviews, and are going through the rest with our limited resources, in the mean time we leave you with what Shamraiz Khan, Suleman Khan, Hanif Khan and Safdar had to say about their experiences of working with Peace Through Prosperity.

Hanif Khan – post MBA feedback from Peace Through Prosperity on Vimeo.

Shamraiz Khan – post MBA feedback from Peace Through Prosperity on Vimeo.

Suleman Khan – post MBA feedback from Peace Through Prosperity on Vimeo.

Safdar – post MBA feedback from Peace Through Prosperity on Vimeo.

Peace Through Prosperity’s methodology, process of engagement, in-class and on-site coaching works. We need YOUR help to raise funds to extend this program to many more street based Entrepreneurs of Circumstance and other street based vocations in Pakistan and beyond.

To help us help the entrepreneur of circumstance please visit our website or get in touch with us to donate via a bank transfer.

10/12/13

Haripur – one to one coaching for entrepreneurs of circumstance

Pictures from Haripur, KPK – one to one coaching and consulting for entrepreneurs of circumstance. Helping them build a better future for themselves, their family and community.

Peace Through Prosperity’s methodology, process of engagement, in-class and on-site coaching works. 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.

To help us help the entrepreneur of circumstance please visit our website or get in touch with us to donate via a bank transfer.

09/23/13

Day 4 & 5 of the mini-MBA program in Haripur, KPK (Cohort 2)

Cohort 2’s mini MBA program concluded yesterday and the experience for the street cobblers and ourselves has been epic to put it mildly! its deja vu!

We set out to engage with 50 street cobblers in Haripur over 2 cohorts, we engaged with over 70 of them. Our work begins in earnest from this week having completed the cohorts… 3 months of 1 to 1 coaching, mentoring, monitoring and evaluation begins from the 23rd of September.

Pictures from Day 4 & 5 of Cohort 2.

Peace Through Prosperity’s methodology, process of engagement, in-class and on-site coaching works. 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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To help us help the entrepreneur of circumstance please visit our website or get in touch with us to donate via a bank transfer.

09/20/13

Day 3 of the mini-MBA program in Haripur, KPK (Cohort 2)

Pictures from Day 3 of Cohort 2.

Peace Through Prosperity’s methodology, process of engagement, in-class and on-site coaching works. 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.

To help us help the entrepreneur of circumstance please visit our website or get in touch with us to donate via a bank transfer.