Investment-worthy but not investment-ready – this is a common problem among start-ups all over the world. In Pakistan a new toolkit is helping to create a more supportive environment for fledgling businesses.
Awareness of the contribution that social and creative entrepreneurs can make to Pakistan’s development could be about to take off, thanks to an experiment in helping people make their business dreams a reality.
Pakistan’s social enterprises have huge potential to improve lives, but Covid-19 has halted the operations of many. Our reporter in Karachi finds two entrepreneurs who have taken imaginative approaches to income generation under lockdown.
Rubbish piles up at the side of streets and clogs drains in Pakistan’s big cities. The government isn’t doing much about it, but is the scale of the problem too big for social enterprise to tackle? Our Young Storymaker Asad Pabani expores.
The founder of Pakistan's first online therapy service on speedily assembling Facebook campaigns and free clinics, tapping into the goodwill of supporters – and remembering just in time to look after herself along the way.
A collaboration between enterprise support organisations in the UK and Pakistan is developing new ways to support ambitious Pakistani start-ups to take their next steps. Our Young Storymaker, Hamna Iqbal, reports.