Set off a chain reaction with your ESG strategy: Create opportunities for people around the world
From our success series
This is the story of Owais, a freelancer whose life was transformed by our holistic approach.
Owais started out as an accountant in the small town of Miawali in Punjab, Pakistan. Despite working long hours every day, he struggled to support those who depend on him: his wife, three children, and parents.
All that changed when he met our founder Chris. Find out exactly what happened and how your company is providing a life-changing opportunity for people like Owais.
Investing in People to Create Social Impact
Although Owais has known the Internet for some time, he only got access to it two years ago. He realized he had a golden opportunity to find work outside of his small town. The beginning wasn’t easy, because at that point Owais only spoke Urdu – in order to find work he had to learn English.
He persevered and at the same time learned English and IT basics while continuing his work as an accountant. His breakthrough came when he registered as a freelancer with the Fiverr portal, where he offered his services as a graphic designer. There he met Chris.
How Our Holistic Approach Makes a Real Difference
Chris recognized Owais’ willingness to learn right away and gave him the chance to develop the skills he needed for his new career. This meant giving Owais more time to complete tasks, mentoring him, and giving him the opportunity to solve problems while learning.
This is what makes our way of working differently from many other companies that employ freelancers. We use a holistic approach that goes beyond planting forests to maximize our social impact.
This is reflected in all our projects and enables the companies that work with us to meet all 17 sustainability goals of the UN.
Would you also like to be part of it? Then log in to our Universal Impact Platform and let’s get started.
Social Impact: Charting a New Future
For Owais, working with Click A Tree has made a real difference in his life. He still works incredibly hard: 16 to 20 hours per day. But now the money he earns goes towards sending his children to a better school to give them the education they need for a better start in life.
Now that he’s getting more work, Owais has set up a small team to help him. Thus, our cooperation triggered a chain reaction that created several jobs.
He was also finally able to fulfill a lifelong dream: taking part in the Hajj, an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. This was the first flight of his life and his first trip outside of Pakistan – milestones that would not have been possible before.
However, he has not lost sight of his goal: to develop professionally. He knows that to be successful he has to keep learning: “Things change day by day – we have to keep improving.” Owais’ next goal is to become a Python developer because he knows it will open up new opportunities for him.
Do you want to help people fulfill their dreams? Then plant trees with your company and create self-sufficient ecosystems that create opportunities for people around the world.
Sustainable Development Allows Everyone to Benefit
Sometimes something as simple as being given a chance can make a difference in somebody’s life. For Owais, that chance came when he got access to the internet and found, in Click A Tree, a company that was prepared to work with him and guide him along the way to his professional development.
By supporting Click A Tree, you help give people like Owais a chance. Your business can effectively fulfill all 17 of the UN’s sustainable development goals through Click A Tree’s projects. You can read more here about Click A Tree’s 4-Win formula, our holistic approach that benefits businesses, workers, and the planet.
Become a Click A Tree B4B Partner – Next Steps
Trees provide the oxygen needed by all living things. But they don’t just help in big ways. They help our entire planet, humans, plants, and creatures at all levels.
By partnering with Click A Tree, you will contribute to tree-planting projects whose benefit goes way beyond an individual area or region.
For Click A Tree, empowerment is a key value: Giving people the opportunity to create life on their terms. This is reflected in the way we work with people and in the way our tree-planting projects are designed.
Everybody who works on a Click A Tree project receives a fair wage and a chance at a better future. This includes entire families in villages, such as Kyinderi in Ghana, as well as individuals like Owais.
By becoming a Click A Tree B4B partner, you can also help make a difference and fulfill the UN’s sustainable development goals. For more information about our projects and how you can get involved, send us a message.