Women in the Economy

Success Stories

Scholarship Recipient Providing Diagnostic Services to Female Patients in Kandahar

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 in southern Afghanistan. ...

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Educationalist Turned Medical Practitioner Helping Remote Afghan Province

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 ...

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Seeing the World Through her Heart

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. ...

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

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 ...

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