Wahid Wahid /واحد تلو الآخر (One by One)
Happy New Year to all. We here at Love Without Borders – For Refugees In Need are delighted to announce that we will be starting 2021 on a positive note! In an attempt to streamline our focus in Greece and to further encourage our main principle of empowerment and solidarity over charity, we would like to announce the launch of our new project, Wahid Wahid /واحد تلو الآخر (One by One).
The idea is simple: One by one, we will work alongside individuals for one year to create and sustain their own business. The individual is responsible for all business plans, product creation, marketing/advertising, and execution. However, we will be there every step to help start-ups and support that individual in this transition; however we can for their first year.
We have already been having success with the first individual we started the project about six months ago. Nour was a tailor back in Afghanistan. When we met, he was sleeping in the park with his four-year-old daughter, as many refugees do in Greece. After telling me about his life and craft back home, we decided to ask for your help to purchase a sewing machine and materials to get him started and a little help for rent. In just a few months, he has already been able to earn money making masks and is on track to be completely self-sufficient in the next few months, which is when his year is up with us. If you would like to help support Nour or place an order for masks, send me a private message.
Because of your outpouring of support, we have decided to continue and take on a few more individuals and would be grateful yet again for your help. ***To donate, PLEASE PayPal Or Venmo.firstname.lastname@example.org
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I would like to introduce you to Yusuf:
Good morning everyone. I am Yusuf, and I am starting my own bag manufacturing business. I have two years of experience in manufacturing leather products, and I will be making high-quality gender-neutral bags, women’s handbags, wallets, notebook covers, all using very beautiful types of natural leather. The manufacturing, for now all done by myself, will consist of design, sourcing high-quality threads & leathers, cutting, sewing & treating the natural leather by hand, and always will finish with you receiving your new leather product safely by mail. And with every purchase, the customer will also have the option to add customized designs to my existing templates upon request. I plan to market and sell my products in local shops and markets, with tourists being my primary customer target. And I will also utilize all online tools available, from all forms of social media to Amazon, Etsy, and others.
The idea of the project inspires me to develop my skills and business continuity and to hopefully continue until I reach a level of having my brick and mortar store. I plan to begin with the goal of selling ten products a month. My goal for the end of my first year is to increase that to 30-50 bags per month. The cost of the product will depend on which product you choose, as material costs widely vary. However, at the moment, to cover upfront costs, I am seeking help for 400€ at the moment, which breaks down as:
Professional tools and Leather cutting board…200€Adhesive supplies…50€Leather & Thread…150€
Thank you so much for your time and your support.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much to get people on their feet again. We hope this project will take off, and we can see people prospering in every corner of the world.
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