A Doctor’s Quest for Social Transformation in Pakistan
Sunday, 8th March 2009 | 6:00 pm
Naya Jeevan is a California-based, not-for-profit, social enterprise dedicated to rejuvenating the lives of low-income families throughout the emerging world by providing them with affordable access to catastrophic healthcare.
Naya Jeevan was awarded 1st prize ($75,000) in the social entrepreneurship track of New York University Stern School of Business’ 2008 Business plan competition. In addition, Naya Jeevan has recently been selected as a 2009 Draper Richards fellow which is accompanied by a $100,000/year award for 3 years.
While markets continue to collapse and unemployment rates continue to rise, the real sufferers of this global economic downturn are lower-income workers and their spouses/children who are barely surviving within developing countries such as Pakistan. Living hand-to-mouth amidst rampant inflation and burgeoning medical expenses, they eke out an almost impossible existence. Any catastrophic medical event that is likely to occur (heart attack, trauma, infectious diseases such as malaria, TB, dengue fever etc) is guaranteed to throw them off the economic precipice into the abyss of generational poverty.
Join us at T2F for a conversation with Asher Hasan, CEO of Naya Jeevan and discover how his organization is making a sustainable difference in the lives of low-income families.
This event is brought to you by TiE Karachi.
Date: Sunday 8th March, 2009
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F)
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