Abid Beli

Founder of E-Retail and E-Kitchen businesses in Pakistan. A Social Media Consultant, a blogger and an anchor at 247online.tv. He tweets @abidbeli

September 7, 2011

Video Blog: How to start a business with Rs10,000

This series honours entrepreneurs who use limited resources to survive in competitive markets. Their advice is simple, feasible  and most importantly practical! Their real life wisdom can help improve local economies and guide the common ...

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Bringing street children into the fold

After I wrote a blog for The Express Tribune and I Own Pakistan, I got so many positive and negative comments that I decided to work further on the project and come up with a successful model for educating beggars in Karachi. The gist of my idea was that: On each and every signal we should install a small box for water with surf or any other cleaning material and a few wipers. Two to three kids should be assigned to each signal with one official to collect money. All these kids should be provided uniforms and they should have standardised times for ...

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One small step towards reducing poverty

Today after attending a meeting at the Maritime museum I was headed home when on Shaheed-e-Millat Road signal a kid came up to my window asking to clean my car windscreen. I refused,  so he went on to other cars. A few minutes later on Korangi road signal another kid came, and I refused again. Finally I reached Shahbaz commercial signal and called a kid who was cleaning windscreens. He cleaned my car windscreen as well as the side and back mirror in a minute and a half. I gave him Rs10 and a smile broke out on his face. “Shukrya” ...

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