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Afghan Female Jeweler Achieves International Sales and Establishes an Overseas Presence

Publish Date: 25 October 2018   Category: Success Stories

Tanveer Jewelry was established in Kabul in 2007, and it produces high end jewelry and natural stone home décor products.  Having a well-equipped facility for cutting and finishing different gems and stones, the company provides jobs predominantly for women, the majority of whom are the o Read More


Woman-Owned Kabul Restaurant Turns Profit and Assists Vulnerable Females

Publish Date: 25 October 2018   Category: Success Stories

Opened last year in Kabul, the Bost Family Restaurant caters specifically to female clients and their families, and employs over 23 women formerly fallen prey to domestic violence, some of whom reside in a local women’s shelter.  The work provides these vulnerable women a path Read More


Intern Becomes First Female CT Scan Operator in Jawzjan Province

Publish Date: 25 October 2018   Category: Success Stories

Healthcare professionals and the general public perceive the need for human capital investment and skills development in the Afghan medical sector; investment into the sector is needed as is the availability of qualified staff proficient in the use of medical technology. Internships Read More


Scholarship Recipient Providing Diagnostic Services to Female Patients in Kandahar

Publish Date: 25 October 2018   Category: Success Stories

Fresh medical faculty graduates in Afghanistan often have problems finding work as they still lack technical skills needed to operate important diagnostic machines such as ultrasound scanners. The lack of qualified staff is especially critical in the conservative region of Kandahar i Read More


Business Mentorship Program Assists First-Ever Fitness Club for Afghan Women Expand Services and Customer Base

Publish Date: 22 October 2018   Category: Success Stories

In a traditional country like Afghanistan where entertainment and sports opportunities for women are rare, opening a fitness club for females is full of challenges. But 48-year old Zarghona, mother of four, opened the first-ever such facility in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of the northern Balkh Read More


Seeing the World Through her Heart

Publish Date: 22 October 2018   Category: Success Stories

Sediqa from Herat resembles many other young Afghan women in that she comes from a large and supportive family, she has a sound university education, had a desire to put her education to professional use,  but yet she remained unable to find a job. Except there is one major diff Read More


From Scholarship to Entrepreneurship!

Publish Date: 22 October 2018   Category: Success Stories

USAID Promote: Women in the Economy’s (WIE) Forward Together Scholarship program provides job specific skills development courses which gives beneficiaries practical on-the-job training in demand driven skills in healthcare services. Increasingly the technical skills of graduates fr Read More


Educationalist Turned Medical Practitioner Helping Remote Afghan Province

Publish Date: 22 October 2018   Category: Success Stories

Qudsia was born 20 years ago in the rural province of Daikundi in southern Afghanistan. She was a good student, and while only in the seventh grade, she was asked to become a teacher of the younger students.  Although now a teacher, she continued her own education ti Read More


Women Meet Harassment with Technology

Publish Date: 29 June 2017   Category: Success Stories

Street harassment is one of the biggest barriers to young women participating in the economic and social life of Afghanistan. In many cities, including Kabul, harassment is commonplace. Code Women Challenge, the first contest of its kind in the country, was Read More


Internship builds confidence for a young jobseeker

Publish Date: 29 June 2017   Category: Success Stories

Anusheh Behzadi, a high school graduate from Herat, completed a two year English language course in hopes of finding a well-paying job. Even with her academic background, she did not have any success. “I was unable to find a good job because I did not know where to start. My knowledge of Engli Read More


Lian has grown her business and provides work for two women which wouldn't have been possible without a loan referral

Publish Date: 29 June 2017   Category: Success Stories

Running a women-owned business in male dominant industry presents its own set of challenges. Women entrepreneurs and employers face significantly greater challenges than men in gaining access to financial services. Provisions of collateral against loan, conservative societal perception, limited a Read More


Twenty one young women secure new professional opportunities in the south

Publish Date: 29 June 2017   Category: Success Stories

The Taliban controlled the province of Kandahar from 1994 to 2002 banning young women from going to work and denying girls and young women access to education. Since the fall of the Taliban, girls and young women have returned to school resulting in 200,000 recent and emerging high school gradua Read More