#BeBoldForChange. Support KHAAS: A Travel Agency Run By Blind Girls


A travel agency that employs those who haven’t got a chance to see the world themselves. 

“Everyone talks about the importance of face value” said an acid attack victim who met Akash, a former freelance travel consultant with a background in HR trainee in the training and skill development sector. The inspiration to start a unique venture traces back to an incident faced by Akash at Lajpat Nagar, where he met the acid attack victim who narrated her story. Today, he has hired six visually impaired women who run his agency.

A challenging and dynamic work environment has empowered and motivated them to work efficiently despite the physical shortcomings. The shortcomings are not just physical, but societal and economical as well. Unfortunately, the company doesn’t have enough funds to support them. There are months where barely any profit is made. Akash handles everything single-handedly.

“For me, salary is not important. It is the learning and respect I get here which matters,” said Kamlesh, one of the employees. “Sir taught us how to fix appointments with schools and colleges, how to prepare tour packages, gave us knowledge about the different places in India.” Agreeing with Kamlesh, another employee, Prema added, “The happiness of self-earned money is beyond satisfying. I don’t feel hesitant to spend.”

Archana, who is MA in Home Science will be getting married soon. At the time of joining, she had a very low self-esteem and would hesitate to make a conversation. Now, says Akash, she is so confident that she can handle any kind of situation and does not entertain any sympathetic behavior from people who try to question her on her potential. 

Their mode of functioning is conducive for them to operate at their optimal level. Collectively, they make calls, confirm appointments and finalize tours. Their clientele includes corporate organizations, schools and colleges, other than industrial tours, family trips, adventure camps, etc. Further, Akash plans to train the employees in Net Banking in the coming 3-4 months, which he claims will be the first of its kind in India where visually impaired handle net banking.


His Dream For Them 

Akash dreams to provide jobs to all those people who are rejected by companies due to their appearance or disease like HIV positive. He wishes to form an inclusive community for them all over India. Therefore, he plans to have more branches of Khaas in India so that the challenge of moving to a new city does not become a hindrance to their growth. Khaas only has a branch in Delhi currently.


How can you help?

Akash took a loan of 8 lakhs to start this company. He sold his car and wife’s jewelry, as the expenses and burden of repaying the loan was increasing. Today Khaas has gifted new lives to several special people who were looking for equal opportunities.

With your support, Akash can realize his dream of employing at least 50 visually impaired people at Khaas and change their lives.

You can also do a bank transfer to the below mentioned account setup for this fundraising campaign:

Account number: 8080808010105460
Account name:Khaas Travels
IFSC code: YESB0CMSNOC
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15th February 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for all the support. As i already updated Now the team is working on customized decor items and we supply it to a few hotels and other outlets. We purchase raw materials from local vendors, rag pickers etc boosting the local economy as well.  After making of decor items, we sell to hoteliers and other peoples.

Now we also booked a stall for 3 days ( 9 to 11 march ) in Udaipur tales event Delhi, anyone want to see our product and also wanted to discuss about our travel company so kindly visit our stall ( will update all info about stall soon )
 
Team KHAAS, is doing a stall promotion for our KHAAS Uphar & KHAAS travel, there are some college and corporate helping for the same, and one donor invites us for a stall in his premise. It helped us a lot and boosted the confidence of the team.

 if anyone needs these then contact Team KHAAS. Thank you for all the support.  Please do share this campaign further with your friends and family.

Regards,
Akash.

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Prathap donated $100
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Anonymous donated $25
8 days ago

Great Work...Pls carry on

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Prashanth donated Rs.1,000
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Anonymous donated Rs.500
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Please use the money well. All the best.