Alkhidmat has given interest-free loans to hundreds of unemployed: CEO Naveed Ali Baig
Alkhidmat Karachi has given interest-free loans to hundreds of unemployed and deserving people to help them establish their small businesses through its nationwide Mawakhat program. According to CEO Alkhidmat Karachi Naveed Ali Baig, initial assistance may be between PKR 30,000 to 75,000 and include loans given for a limited period of time such as on the occasion of Ramadan or Eid-ul-Azha to help trade in sacrificial animals. Another initiative is the Skill Development Center in PIB, Karachi, also run under the Mawakhat program, that imparts free technical training courses to semi-literate youth to help them learn professional trades such as electric maintenance, tailoring and mobile phone repairing. A number of youth have passed out of the Skill Development Center and established their own businesses that have helped them to earn a respectable living for themselves and their families. He also said that new courses would be added soon, and highlighted that such efforts were possible only through the assistance and generosity of Alkhidmat’s donors and supporters. Lastly, he called upon those with means in society to come forward and help Alkhidmat in such activities which benefit individuals and society as a whole.