When workers can grow and thrive, fragile economies become more stable.
Not one to shy away from developing countries, Yusuf Amdani has laid a path for other investors to follow. Originally from Pakistan, Amdani moved to Honduras at a time when few international players paid attention to the Central American country. Amdani’s quick eye and keen business savvy paid off. Today his company has grown and expanded into other Central American countries, along with the Caribbean, United States, Pakistan, and beyond.
Moreover, Amdani’s initiatives provide an example of how to create opportunities in developing countries. In his book, he relates lessons he’s learned along the way and extends an invitation to anyone interested in investing in fragile economies. His methods paint a roadmap designed to grow the middle class, reduce migration, promote sustainability, improve healthcare, and provide education to all.
As the chapters unfold, Amdani begins with deciphering between token efforts of charity and real impact. To make a difference, he explains, companies can research and understand the needs of society. They can collaborate with local leaders and organizations to implementing long-term, sustainable programs.
To create a transformation in an area, Amdani shares the need to envision the change. Then investors can look for an initial step to move in that direction. Bringing on staff who share the dream leads to a team that works hard to achieve their goals, and collectively celebrates the wins.
Up-and-coming trends, including technology advancements and remote work possibilities, present new opportunities for workers in developing countries. At every step, there are ways to collaborate further, with an eye toward a greener future and a multiplying effect that creates an even greater impact.
Together, he says, we can build a better tomorrow.