Hand in Hand Afghanistan is supporting 750 returnee and IDP households Under the Creating Future Economic Prospects for Reintegration of Returnees and IDPs through the Layers Poultry Value Chain project in Bamyan province of Afghanistan which is funded by GIZ.
After completion of the trainings, distribution of poultry toolkits took place in presence of Bamyan provincial governor, heads of Agriculture, Economy, Labor and Social Affairs, Refugees and Repatriation and Women’s Affairs departments. See more…
Hand in Hand Afghanistan chairperson and CEO met with Mrs. Shekeba Shekeb, the chairperson of Balkh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries at HiH Af regional office, Mazar-e-sharif to discuss synergies and provide better support to women entrepreneurs to expand their enterprises. Read more…
STAFF CAPACITY BUILDING
Hand in Hand Afghanistan is committed in safe programming therefore, our team is pursuing different training and workshops on safeguarding and complaint handling mechanism. During this month the team were trained on basic of safeguarding and complaint handling mechanism. We aim that our staff, operations and programs promote the welfare of people and that they are not harmed or exposed to risk.
Meanwhile, HiH Af conducted a 4 days training of trainers on poultry farming for the trainers under the Empowering Women in Afghanistan and Socio-Economic Empowerment of Women and Men projects.See more…
ENTERPRISES AND JOBS FOR WOMEN
During this reporting period, Self-Help Group members have saved total AFN 287,630 and lent AFN 470,450 internally. The enterprises start up kits and internal loans have resulted in establishment and enhancement of 228 (99% female) micro-enterprises which has resulted in creation of 189 (99% female) jobs in their respective communities.
FREBA, THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Freba is 21 years old, married and lives at her father in-law’s house in Shahrak Ulia village of Mazar-e-Sharif. Her husband is a labor with irregular income. She says, the financial situation of my family was not good at all. I started my higher education, but had to leave just after completing two semesters due to financial problems.
Freba now works in a studio and also attends birthday and wedding parties for photo and videography and earns around AFN 10,000 per month. "This is a new area of business for women in our society and there is a real need for it as our society is very conservative. I hope to have my own studio one day and expand this business to more provinces." says Freba. Click here to read the full story