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“Within a few months of operation, we are making 12,000 rides a month with 15 enterprise clients” What was the inspiration behind your idea? In Pakistan, women are 4x less mobile than men. As someone who was staying in Karachi and needed to go on a daily commute of 45 minutes to an hour, I found that my transportation options were dismal. After growing up with a variety of options on the East Coast including proper buses, subways, and trains, I found that Karachi had subw nothing to offer women. It was either facing dangerous or uncomfortable options like overcrowded with men buses or rickshaws. According to a report by Arif Hasan, 89% of women in Karachi avoid public transport

due to fear of sexual harassment. I was left with the option of asking a relative for a ride everyday or going through the Uber or Careem route. Uber and Careem prove to be too costly to use everyday and for those living in common residential areas (North Karachi, Gulshan, North Nazimabad), they often face frequent cancelled rides. Just ofte trying to find a way to commute became a daily, stressful, nightmare. That’s when I knew there needed to be some kind of option for the average woman in Pakistan. As a team, we pivoted from our rickshaw network model to the successful carpool based pick and drop service we are today. an

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Startup Guide Issue 8  

Social media has forever changed the way we interact with each other. We talk to Amna Niazi and Sadaf Zarrar - the dynamic duo behind Siddy...

Startup Guide Issue 8  

Social media has forever changed the way we interact with each other. We talk to Amna Niazi and Sadaf Zarrar - the dynamic duo behind Siddy...