Let HER Work

Let HER Work: Virtual Workplace For Women In Pakistan

Karachi, PakistanKarachi, Pakistan
Year Founded:
2015
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Idea
Budget: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Women do possess great deal of skills and education but do not have all necessary resources at their disposal. This can be translated into Pakistan’s Economic Power. I have planned to develop a Virtual Work Place which will bridges the gap between women and the work industry.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

If My Project Idea grows It will surely help to Boost the Economy of Pakistan which is Suffering badly because of the lack of work force.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

It is one of the most important issues in Pakistan that is yet to be addressed also, this covers the whole Subcontinent as well. Where Women are not permitted to Work due to Society’s restrictions. Primary reason is the cultural influence plus the current situation that deals with the security of woman in Pakistan. Women do possess great deal of skills and education but do not have all necessary resources at their disposal.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

In our society women role not only stops at the household chores but expanded towards the field of education where women also plays a major role. Pakistan is always surrounded with multiple issues like war, poverty, hunger, and disease. Through education and Building various aspects of skills is one of the main pain points that can translate into fruitful improvements. Solution that bridges the gap between women and the work industry is not only limited to literate women but women with the skill set like traditional designing, embroidery, jewelry & other handmade items. I have planned to develop a Virtual Work Place for women where they can Exhibit their Skills and Industrialists/contractors can directly contact to avail their Services.

Awards

Not yet.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The Best Example could be a Woman living in Slum area of Karachi with his family of 5-6,Where his Husband is the only Bread Earner of his home,so obviously they are unable to afford the expenditure of the studies of their children and other necessities of life. The Woman is skilled but she is not allowed to work in this case,so "LET HER WORK" would be the best and easiest platform to exhibit her skills plus she can work at home and make her family's living standard better . And we know unfortunately there is a lack of organization for this cause and there is no acknowledgment and justified return for the working women.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

In our society women's role not only stops at the household chores but expanded towards the field of education where women also plays a major role. The Evidence from the source of World Bank points to the uplift of country’s economy. I am convinced that the commodities lodged in the market would definitely attract the customers on account of good quality, competitive price and timely supply of the same in the market which will make a huge difference. It will not only help in expanding the business but will also help women to earn a sufficient amount to earn her livelihood and in return of taxes they pay it will assist Pakistan's economy. In future with my Idea being Implemented with proper team and motivational staff I see a prosperous Pakistan.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

After achieved success within the period of 5 to 10 years ,i would for the long term survival in the market, like to divert my business channel according to the market demand, which could not only assist us to stay alive in the market but will also contribute towards making healthy profits. Further the skilled women who were earning nothing while staying at home, could be able to earn appropriate amount on account of labor charges. All people involved directly or indirectly in the process would help to uplift the economy of the country.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

To keep the business alive i have to remain in constant touch with some persons having sound financial background in order to meet the financial interim needs of the Business. If we affiliate ourselves with multinational company like Uni Lever on that case the Micro financing from Bank would be easier. In Pakistan these days Prime Minister Loan scheme has been launched for small Business setup so we can also get benefit from it.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Market Place for this Solution would be the normal Consumers,we will be deciding products at first stage and then a pilot study would be carried out in order to cater the targeted audience and get maximum benefit. Women Working From home will be contacted directly for orders from contractors as well as from out team of Logistics and Marketing in order to provide timely supply to the market.
Team

Founding Story

I am always involved in Entrepreneurial Events in cause to make this world a better place to live,I have pitched few more ideas before this and got a lot of appreciations. I traveled different places even i started a small campaign along with few friends to visit Medical schools/universities in to know about the current health issues and what are the things that we can overcome by the use if technology. Similarly this idea also originated by the power of crowd sourcing,I found women willing to work and monetize their skills but they had no choice but to stay at home and to relay on their fate,this is how the concept of "LET HER WORK" came into being.

Team

I have a motivational and Dedicated team of Visionary Engineers,Technology Business Consultants and Finance,Marketing Specialists. We have prior experience of Working together on different products. Tahir Raza(Computer Systems Engineering Graduate + Founder) Samana Raza(Technical Head-Full time) Tahreer Hussain (Graphic Designer)
Background
Please confirm how you heard about the Unilever Awards:

I heard about these awards from a Social Networking website.

Please confirm your role in the initiative (eg Founder/co-Founder) and your organisational title:

Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Which of the 8 UN Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) pre-selected for this competition does your solution relate most closely to? [select all that apply]

No Poverty, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Leadership and the Unilever Awards
Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.

I am always involved in Entrepreneurial Events in cause to make this world a better place to live,I have pitched few more ideas before this and got a lot of appreciations.
I traveled different places even i started a small campaign along with few friends to visit Medical schools/universities in to know about the current health issues and what are the things that we can overcome by the use if technology.

Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?