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This Award-Winning Rickshaw Service in Karachi Helps the Displaced

 - Sep 25, 2017
References: roshnirides & fastcompany
This refugee-focused rickshaw service in Karachi recently won the prestigious $1 million Hult Prize for student social entrepreneurs. Roshni Rides aims to improve transportation to Orangi Town, a slum in Karachi that is home to over 2 million refugees. Described as a "transportation network solution that provides accessible, affordable and reliable public transportation for urbanized refugees," the venture helps people get to work and access vital services.

Roshni Rides addresses this huge crisis affecting displaced populations across the globe, where transportation limits refugees' opportunities as current options are inaccessible, too expensive and unreliable. The rickshaw service in Karachi restores dignity by providing cost-cutting ridesharing, fixed payments and preloaded cards as well as access to a network of hospitals, schools, markets and similar locations.