Bab ul Havaij

Bab ul Havaij: shelter

lahore, Pakistanlahore, Pakistan
Year Founded:
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
$500,000 - $1 million
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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

To help poor people so they can fulfill their needs and enhance their lifestyle so they enjoy like other people do.

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

what if no one is begging?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Pakistan major problem is poverty. People don't have a food, shelter and clothes. They are helpless now. One can help them to how extend? No one is able to bear others expenses. People are below poverty line. They sell their children. their body parts and even their own life. What can they do when they have no future. Problem is that they are not aware that what they can do.

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

Solution is that to make full structure for selected people and help them to start their own small business. Give them full guidelines for their business. When they will be established then they return our money as small monthly fare. They will also help us to make other people established and our team will be more stronger. One family will be establish in maximum 1 year and if we select only 10 families then in 5 years there would be minimum 50 families who will be established and there will be a time when there is no family who are below poverty line. If this problem will be consider then peoples life will be change and a perfect society will be established.
Impact: How does it Work

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

when a family has no tension about shelter, clothes and food then they are in better condition to work and start their own business. they give their full time to their business. first two months give them money for fulfill their needs and after it they will earn to fulfill it by themselves. after 1 year they will return our money as small installments. in that way one family is able to change their life and this process is continue for future.

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

this project will work and not only help people for short time but it is for future also.If we help maximum 50 families in a year and they establish then they will not only return our money but 50% of them will join our team also. we need manpower also and might be possible that 25% of them help others to improve their lives. and this circle will continue until no one become poor. peoples at least fulfill their needs and there will be a time when a perfect society will be established.

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

this is 10 year plan and it will change the whole life of a person. when one family is establish then it will help others. our team will go in small areas and trained the people to start their business and help to establish themselves.

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

This project needs a high budget because some money will be invested in market or deposit in bank at high rate of return for future expenses because it will be my lifetime project and when one family is established then from them one member will help me out and join my team to change others life. By this i arrange financial help and manpower.

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

Khushali bank, tameer bank, NRSP bank, Edhi center they are adressing the same problem and help people to change their life. I will interact with them to change others life.

Founding Story

I start it when i saw a family sitting on footpath in foggy night then i decided to help them in such a way that they can enjoy their life. I met with their lady and convince her for stitching and provide them shelter for that time . After two months they start earning and was established for whole life.


I am managing it myself because it is now at very small level. But when i have money then i'll definitely manage a team. I will arrange a persons who are at least graduate and help me
About You
About You
First Name

Syeda Salima

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About Your Project
Organization Name
How long has your organization been operating?

Organization Country

, P, lahore

Country where this project is creating social impact

, P, lahore

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Funding: How is your project financial supported?



Inclusive Business.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

I identified my customers who have no source to receive money and able to work but don't find it. I check their potential that if they are able to learn then i will help them. And I also check their children that whether they help me in future to continue my project or not because it is my life time project and i need money as well as manpower.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

prize money help me out in this way for next two years that i invest 1/4th money in different sector or may be deposit it in bank at high interest rate. In this way I am able to receive fixed or variable money every month to meet my expenses like travel expense, rent, electricity etc. Then I find families who are true needy and provide shelter to them and trained them in such a way like their women start stitching and other homemade items and their men would be trained for different works like salesman etc and then educate their children at least at that level they can move in society. After two years at least 5 families will be established and they will help me to establish others.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

I trained a widow for stitching and educate her son now she earn better and stitched suits for people and her son is give tuition to other children of his area and earn in that way. Now they are established and his son is now give free tuition to two more children to able two more boys and i now this circle is now start.

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