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Entrepreneur Of The Month: Marghuba Safi

Afghan female entrepreneur Marghuba Safi is the owner of Peshraft Zanan (which translates into women’s progress), Afghanistan’s first-ever producer of natural, organic skincare products.  Established in 2016, Peshraft Zanan places the work of women at the very center of its

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Afghan Millennial Woman Opens Jewelry Business in the U.S.

“As an Afghan economist I have always wondered whether Afghanistan is a rich or poor country?” says Tania Aria, the founder of Afghan jewelry brand Veezha.  Looking at the GDP rates obviously one would say it is a poor country,

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Entrepreneur of the Month: Roya Mehboob

Roya Mehboob is a young technology entrepreneur who was listed in the 2013 TIME 100 most influential people in the world. Mehboob had a passion for internet and technology from a very young age. After pursuing a degree in technology,

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Female entrepreneurs graduate from Afghanistan’s first private business incubator

The first group of young female entrepreneurs graduate from Startup Valley, Afghanistan’s first private business incubator. Operated by AGHAEZ Professional Services and supported by USAID: Promote Women in the Economy (WIE), Startup Valley encourages the entrepreneurial mindset in youth, especially

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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

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When women suffer, a country suffers: CEO Abdullah Abdullah

Afghanistan’s CEO Abdullah Abdullah addressed the first Women Economic Forum on Sunday and said women’s empowerment is vital for the country’s development. He said Afghanistan has a long way to go to successfully achieve economic empowerment of women in the

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Afghan Entrepreneur of the Month: Roya Mahboob

Roya Mahboob is an Afghan entrepreneur and businesswoman. She is the founder and CEO of the Afghan Citadel Software Company, a full-service software development company based in Herat, Afghanistan. Mahboob has received recognition for being a female CEO in a

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Afghan women entrepreneurs in agriculture discuss business practices under one roof

Women entrepreneurs from across Afghanistan gathered Aug. 3 to exchange ideas and close business deals during the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Women in Agribusiness Networking Conference. During the conference, 77 female entrepreneurs from Kabul, Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan,

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