“For four years, Daastan, a social enterprise forum which promotes and publishes literature, faced a big challenge i.e. Funding” says Founder Daastan, Syed Ommer Amer.

The startup bootstrapped its way to success, facing cash crunch after cash crunch. But through it all they never gave up and kept working towards their goal.

Daastan aims to revive Pakistan’s literary industry by providing content solutions to brands and individuals, Qissa – Pakistan’s first self-publishing platform which provides digital and print publishing to aspiring writers, and literary events, competitions, fellowships and many more exciting opportunities to upgrade your portfolio.

They recently secured a $30,000 Peace Innovation Fund from U.S Institute of Peace for Shanakht, a movement to prevent and resolve community conflict through dialogue coupled with spoken word performances on sensitive social issues.

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