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Bank of America and IEEW team up to support women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan & Rwanda

The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) and Bank of America have renewed their partnership on the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program to support women entrepreneurs in Rwanda and Afghanistan. More than 600 women entrepreneurs from Rwanda and Afghanistan have

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International Business Exhibition for Agriculture and Handicrafts opens in Mazar-e Sharif

Organized by the Balkh Chamber of Commerce and Industries, the Balkh International Expo kicked off in Mazar-e Sharif today. More than 100 female and male exhibitors from different sectors and provinces participate in the four-day event, where they can promote

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Access to finance empowers Afghan women

USAID’s Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) program, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, organized the “Empowering Afghan Women through Access to Markets and Financial Services” event at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on

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Afghan woman entrepreneur: Fatema Akbari

Fatema Akbari is the owner of Gulistan Sadaqat Company, a furniture manufacturing business in Kabul. Founded in 2003, the business employs close to 100 Afghans, mostly women she has trained as carpenters. A widow herself, she prioritizes hiring women whose

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Afghan Woman Entrepreneur- Kamila Sediqi

Hours after teenaged Kamila Sediqi earned her teaching certificate in 1996, the Taliban rolled into Kabul. Her dreams to become a teacher were dashed as she spent endless hours at home in forced seclusion with her mother, father, five sisters,

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Afghan Women Entrepreneurs in Balkh Province

Through the UK funded business support program in Balkh, women like Raqiba, a mother of seven, are becoming successful entrepreneurs. Although Raqiba had worked as a shopkeeper, she did not have the experience of running a professional business until four

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Building Markets for Afghan Artisans Abroad

At a time when many Afghans are worrying about diminishing markets for their products, Storai Staniza, 23, is experiencing enormous demand for her jewelry work — only a month after graduating from the Turquoise Mountain Institute. Her early success is

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Afghan women receive training in business field

Twenty-four Afghan women entrepreneurs graduated from a 10-week Peace Through Business training conducted by the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) in collaboration with Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI). Addressing the graduation ceremony, IEEW representative Mrs. Manizha

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Afghan women entrepreneurs succeeded over the course of exhibition in India

Afghan women entrepreneurs who participated in “Doing Business with Afghanistan” exhibition in India succeeded in selling their products. Out of the 50 booths in the exhibition, virtually one third were in the in the hands of Afghan women. Some of

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Afghanistan signs MoU on empowering Afghan women entrepreneurs

The US and Afghan government signed an agreement on May 20,2013 aimed at addressing challenges faced by Afghan women entrepreneurs and taking measures to increase the ability of women to successfully run their own businesses. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

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