Safia Qureshi, a young qualified girl from Peshawar, had never thought that her unique business idea of ‘Roof Top Gardening’ will so easily get flourished in such a short period, but the financial support from Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan Program launched in October 2019 has helped to make her dream materialized.
A micro loan of just Rs. 265,000 under the first phase of PM’s Kamyab Jawan Program has supported Safia Qureshi to launch her entrepreneurship and get financial empowerment within few months.
She said, “After completion of education, I had plan of introducing gardening in a new and innovative way, but due to lack of resources I was confused about implementation of my idea.”
Talking to APP, Safia Qureshi said after getting awareness about the PM’s Kamyab Jawan Program through social media, I forthwith applied for loan by sharing my business idea.
She said soon after submission of my application, I received reply that my application has been approved and was asked to contact the relevant bank for obtaining loan.
After approval of application and transfer of loan amount to my account, I started my business and received a very positive response that was beyond my expectation, she added.
“The PM’s Kamyab Program provided me a platform to fulfill my dream and made me successful in attaining financial empowerment”, Safia remarked.
Like Safia many other youngsters also availed the opportunity of official support in shape of soft term loans for starting up new business or expansion of the existing one.
Sajid Mehmood, a young goldsmith also had dreams of starting his own business after losing job during corona lock-down causing slump in business.
The PM’s Kamyab Jawan Program helped Sajid Mehmood to start his own small shop of gold bangle manufacturing at famous bullion market of Peshawar at Andersher area.
“I was working with someone as a helper for the last one decade and wanted to have my own business set up after learning the skill of bangle making,” Sajid told this agency.
He said someone has informed him about PM’s Kamyab Jawan Program through which he could apply for loan to fulfill my dream.
“I was not sure about getting some financial assistance, but applied for Rs. 0.5 million loans by sharing some basic information and business plan”, Sajid Mehmood added.
Yasir Khattak, a resident of Saeed Abad, Peshawar, is also a young beneficiary of the Kamyab Jawan Program who has started stationary business in nearby Hassan Gari area and making a handsome earning of around Rs. 35 to 40,000 per month.
He said that he was an unemployed young boy and was very much concerned about future of his life and family.
The PM’s Kamyab Jawan Program came as a blessing as it has helped me standing on my own feet by starting a small business, he commented.
Yasir obtained a shop on a monthly rent of Rs. 6000 and purchased some stock of books, copies and other stationary related items.
He said the response was very encouraging as he made handsome earning on daily basis, giving him good profit to meet his business expenditures besides other necessary spending.