How to bring a poor out of poverty
By M. Ekhlaque Ahmed, In my own philosophy and belief, creating a Vertical Impact is more important than absolute number. While we can see this having been emphasized by a number of Business philosophers in terms of related concepts like big picture, intent, mission, objective, advantage etc., Social philosophies and organizations also need to have
There is no rocket science, anyone with a little common sense and will can easily bring a poor family out of economic misery, here is a simple guide on how to do it... 1. Identify a poor honest fellow who wants to earn halal/legitimate earning for himself and family, use your own network to identify,
A Message from M. Ekhlaque Ahmed, President GEAR While GEAR will complete near 4 years end 2012 (Feb. 2013 to be exact), we ponder, if the enthusiasm and force behind the drive (coming from the youth of this nation) will give some new words to English dictionary. SelfEmployment & SelfReliance, as FB (facebook/social media) picks
By Mohammad Ekhlaque Ahmed GEAR funded an Electrician, a resident of Korangi who bought tool kits to pursue his self employment. He started his work and doing fantastic. We gave him Rs. 15000 to buy tool kits and he was finding good customers and started making his livelihood well. He was very regular in returning
By Mohammad Ekhlaque Ahmed Omar and myself were interviewed by a reporter of TV channel on the GEAR’s concept. Regarding self-employment he asked us about how it will add significantly to the economy. It’s so tiny in nature, he questioned, which can hardly make a big difference like a single employee in a big factory
A financially challenged person can be helped in many ways, one can provide him food, clothing, help him arrange a shelter, give him cash for medical treatment, provide medicine or help him get a job or self-employment. The problem is that all of this doesn't necessarily bring him and his family from the destitute state.
In an article published in Oct 2012 edition of Techronical, a magazine of international reputation, Mr. Ekhlaque Ahmed wrote about socially conscious business models and present GEAR as an example. To read more please click here
Ekhlaque Ahmed, President of GEAR, captivating the audiance at TiEcon Karachi Conference with his passion. Participation in TiEcon Karachi held on 29th Nov 2012 at Shareton Hotel Karachi, helped promote the cause of GEAR among the business school graduates, university students and business community. The message of GEAR was well received by the
On 28th Nov 2012, Mr. Ekhalque Ahmed (President GEAR) and Zeeshan Jafferi (GEAR's PR Consultant) appeared in a morning show in NewsOne to explain the philosophy and modus operandi of GEAR. Recording of that program will be updated soon.