Mr Yousufi decided to go back into the fitness business and is using the financial assistance provided to partner with his friend to run a gym. With these funds and the local knowledge and connections provided, Mr Yousufi sourced stock for the gym shop and set up a partnership agreement. The gym is currently on track to achieve a very good annual profit allowing Mr Yousufi to support his family.
Mr Yousufi likes this business due to its flexible hours. His clients are mostly Afghan young men, aged 18-30. He says he is inspired by them and has struck up good friendships. These friendships and the ability to work again and provide for his family have made him hopeful for a safer and more prosperous life.
Abdul Latif expressed: “If my own country was safe and I could work, I wouldn’t have had to suffer so many hardships. I am now trying to adjust to living a better life here.”