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Agriculture Is The Gold Of This Country

August 9, 2017
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Qasim Qazi

Chronic poverty is one of the major issue the country is facing. Over 50 percent of Pakistan’s population is living below the poverty line, as per World Bank report titled “World Development Indicators (WDI) 2015”. The report shows that 12.7 percent of Pakistan’s population lives below $1.25 per day, which is categorized as extreme poverty and hunger.
Qasim is Founder and CEO of Amden, a social enterprise using agriculture to eradicate chronic hunger and poverty in Pakistan. The company’s model identifies chronically poor households and provides them with goats and poultry for farming and seeds for organic gardening. A portion of the products from farming and gardening are then given to the next chronically poor household, helping to secure a regular source of food and income for each household. Qasim is a 2016 Fellow of the Swedish Institute’s Young Connectors of the Future and has a MBA in Banking and Finance.

So far, they have helped 425 households come out of chronic poverty as per Social Innovation Lab stats.

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