Imagine an everyone a ChangeMaker world....a world in which everyone is powerful
We did the math: At scale, under the current model, it will cost around US$1,00 to facilitate an entrepreneurial ChangeMaker experience to a young person in Pakistan. Long term, running the competitions might actually yield a profit and no outside investment will be required anymore.
But for now, we still have to scale.
Imagine what the return on this US$ 1,00 investment into the first entrepreneurial and changemaker experience will be, if that young person, receiving a chance to start his or her own business, continues to nurture this "seed".
From our personal experience we can say that there is truth in the statement "Once a changemaker, always a changemaker".
So if a young person is starting their first business with YES Network Pakistans initial help and they make a small return on investment of lets say 20% to 80% during the four week competition, this is nothing compared to the return on investment, this one dollar will get over two, five, ten years time.
And this is because the US$ 1,00 was invested not in physical infrastructure which tends to erode, but into the mindset, soulset , the dreams and the belief system of a young person. This kind of investment does not tend to erode, but it appreciates, as the abilities, the confidence and the power to create value for their communities, commanded by these young people, increases with learning and experience.
This will be the most productive US$ 1,00 you will ever invest.
Do it now and change a person's life. Not just today.
But for the rest of her life.