Less fortunate communities have taken a harder hit during the pandemic. With a lack of resources for health, wellness, and education, it will be harder for the residence to thrive well enough. Now more than ever people can help, give back, and spark change.
Investing in communities means investing in the lives and futures of the people that live there. Dr. Anosh Ahmed, a physician, investor, and entrepreneur did just that by providing housing, school and technology for distance learning, and health clinics for a community outside of Chicago. “Something that never loses value is education and health, so that is something that will always be profitable,” he explains.
When you have the foundation of education, health, and housing, it creates a more secure condition to grow and succeed. So many families, the elderly, and individuals benefited from his investment. “Getting to procure these opportunities are always so useful for community-driven wellness and education,” Dr. Ahmed explains. “It really makes a large difference in improving conditions and getting to help people in need.”
Countering the destruction, loss, and grief of the pandemic, Dr. Ahmed has seen so much growth, healing, renewal, and support in the communities that he has helped supply those pillars of health and education. “There is a lot of profit here, it was a smart investment, and it helped so many kids and families get access to the resources that they needed.”
Another side of his investments included housing. “I invested in apartments as well, so that there would be a safe place for families, the elderly, and anyone that needed to stay could have that sense of community. This is helpful for them so that they aren’t far from the amenities of groceries, schools, and health clinics and care,” explains Dr. Ahmed.
This brings families, individuals, and businesses together and what is most important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Ahmed is boldly creating a community infrastructure that is not only profitable, but secure for those that are within that sphere. Giving back to a Chicago community is something that is important to him. Combining his background in real estate and medicine, he is able to support the residence and offer care in ways he may not have been able to had he not had experience in investing. This is what community-driven health and wellness looks like.
“This community had been almost forgotten about, and I didn’t want to see them struggling like they had been. Some of the most amazing things of getting to heal people is taking the steps to make things better for them on a larger scale. So there was an opportunity to heal a community from the outside in and I took it.” For inspiration and growth, the world that Dr. Ahmed wants to see, he is creating. “There isn’t really anyone that does what I do, so I’ve never had the chance to idolize anyone doing this, this something that I get to forge myself and it’s definitely been driven by improving lives, helping communities, and the possibility of making the world a better place,” he says smiling.
Improvement personally, and professionally is another aspect to which Dr. Ahmed feels strongly about. “You don’t want to lose sight of your vision, so I don’t really follow in anyone’s footsteps. I can only look at my progress year after year and determine how I can be better or how I can grow.” This is the time to really be there for your community and Dr. Ahmed has seen the virus up close and personal. “We don’t have the room to be anything less than community-driven,” he says empathetically.
Dr. Ahmed has established himself as a physician, investor, and entrepreneur and he is giving back to help those that need it most. “There is always something profitable about giving and I always look to give back with my businesses and investments.”