Helping Mesam start his own business
Mesam Raza is 22 years old and a resident in the District of Rawalpindi in Pakistan. His father was a mechanic by profession, the family came into crisis when his father Mr. Ghulam Hussnain broke both his legs in an accident. He spent 9 years in bed and his family does not have enough money to manage. Mr. Ghulam Hussnain is a father of 3 daughters and 2 sons. They are living in a rented house. Mesam Raza and his brother Mohammad Salman were working on very low wages that were insufficient to fulfill their family needs. His two sisters are studying in primary school and his elder sister has had to leave her studies due to financial problems. Mesam Raza`s family lived hand to mouth with no adequate source of income. They always borrowed money from relatives and friends to overcome the shortfall.
What was done
Before being laid off Mesam Raza was working in a shop of glass, aluminum cutting and designing for 5 years (material used in construction of buildings and furniture making). Working on daily wages he had to wait for several weeks for his salary putting more pressure on his families finances. Mesam Raza requested Human Development Trust (a partner of BCT) to help him establish his own shop where he could work independently. Having relevant experience of more than five years Mesam Raza was confident that he could manage a good business. BCT and Human Development Trust arranged a sum of PKR.170,400.00 for Mesam Raza and now he is running his own shop. Looking at his progress during previous months he is working hard and earning PKR.16,000 to 18,000 per month.
Mesam Raza and his family conveyed their regards and gratitude to the members and donors of Human Development Trust.