Luqa Indriyas starts his own school of “Arts and Crafts” with the help from Youth Economic Empowerment project.

My name is Luqa Indriyas Masih. I belong to the Christian colony, Chakwal. I did a course of art and craft with the help of Institute of Rural Management with the support from Plan Pakistan. When I secured the admission in this field, my friends made fun of me saying this field is specifically for girls. But since my childhood I loved making flowers and adding colors to them. After completing the course, I had no funds to establish my shop.

I came to know about Bedari providing loans to youngsters who have done any course from IRM. I also placed an application and got the cheque on 29th January.

After borrowing money from Bedari, I bought material for my business. I utilized that material to decorate many schools under my job. I easily managed to return the loan in installments. Now I am earning a decent income to support myself and my family. I opened up an academy and I am glad to share that I have more than 20 students coming there for arts and craft course.
I am thankful to Bedari for lending me the money. Bedari also gave fruitful suggestions regarding my business and introduced me to different offices at Chakwal. I received many orders from there and my work was much appreciated.
I am highly thankful to Bedari for providing me with the loan and helping me to build my relations in the area.