English | دری

Afghan female entrepreneur hopes to promote domestic products

in Afghan Business

Afghan female entrepreneur hopes to promote domestic products

Female entrepreneur Kubra Dastagerzada started her food business four years ago with the hope to promote domestic products.

She produces pickles and jams and sells them at local markets.

Dastagerzada started her business with only 50,000 AFN in her house and today she employs six other women.

Last year, her company, Farah Farhat Faizi Food Factory, was able to branch out into the instant soup market with the help of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Her food products carry a certificate of quality, but according to her the local market is not really interested in buying domestic products.

“One retailer suggested that I sell my soup product under the name of a foreign country,” said Dastagerzada.

However, she is determined to promote domestic products through her business.

She urged the government to support businesses like her and help promote domestic products.

While Dastagerzada is not able to draw a salary for herself from her business, her six employees receive their salaries on time.



Related Articles

Afghan women’s income improves with increase in saffron yield

Women in northern Jawzjan province have witnessed a considerable increase in their income with three-fold increase in saffron yield. According

Three Development Projects Completed in Badakhshan Province

Three sub-projects of the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (NRRD) was recently completed

Mapping risks in Badakhshan to help communities at risk of natural disasters

Faizabad, Badakhshan’s Provincial Governor’s Office (PGO) presented its risk mapping for natural disasters in all of the province’s 28 districts.

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*