The light at the end of the tunnel is not an illusion. This has been proven from time to time in more ways than one.
In India, a country in which majority of the population falls below the poverty line, the story of Mohammed Ghouse will tug at your heartstrings. Education plays an important role in designing our future. But does that conclude a person belonging to lower middle class has to compromise on good standard of living due to lack of basic education?
Hailing from Hyderabad, Mohammed Ghouse has failed the tenth standard exams in school, after which he had to give up on his education and thereby look for options to financially support his family. He thus landed a job as a mere salesman. The role involved selling tea leaves going from one household to another. Having started to work since a very young age, this man must have faced the hardships of life up close. But as they say tough times never last but tough people do.
Ghouse’s life took a turn four months ago when he joined Rapido at the age of thirty two, and apparently, there has been no looking back ever since. Earning twenty five to thirty thousand a month, he told us, “I am married and have 3 kids, out of them 2 go to school. The salary I received in the previous job did not suffice and fulfill my daily needs and this made me very worried and frustrated. So, I decided to join Rapido as a captain after a friend suggested this job to me.”
They say that if you put in the optimum amount of effort and have the right amount of patience, then things will fall in place eventually. Such was the case with Captain Mohammed Ghouse too. Working with Rapido has transformed his life as he said, “I am happy that I get time to spend with my family after my duty hours. I need to support my wife in household chores also, which I can do easily now.” Not just that, working with Rapido has enabled him to afford the education of his children, education that he was deprived of. Nothing can be better than that. With the flexible working hours, he can wind up his job between 3pm to 4pm in the afternoon, after which he can devote a considerable amount of time to his family.
With his own bike to ride and being paid for the efforts he put in, Captain Mohammed Ghouse looks to be a happy man.