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Ms. Anosha Farhad is the President of Radween Trading LTD. Ms. Anosha has done her bachelor’s in economics and found Radween Trading LTD. in 2019. Her company operations include the processing of dried fruits and Saffron. As the company has newly begun its operations, yet the company doesn’t have exports to foreign countries but they are planning to export their products soon to the neighboring countries. The company recently employed 10 individuals
Ms. Khalida Noori is the President of Noorin Company. The Handicrafts and tailoring Women Company of Noorin was founded in 2019 located in Ayano Mina town of Kandahar. The company operates in the fields of handicrafts, women’s tailoring, embroidery, and weaving, all of the operation fields include some other sub-operations as well. The center also offers high-quality products at reasonable prices. The company also accepts orders from women who desire to wear their different designs. In a period of
six-s, the center has been able to hire four female staff and strengthen women’s skills in the fields
(handicrafts, tailoring, embroidery, textiles).
Ms.Diana Hashimzada is the President of the poultry company, Durukhshan. This company was officially founded in 2019 and started its operations in Balkh by producing organic fertilizer and offering poultry services. The initial investment of the company was worth more than USD30.000. The poultry company provides about 10,000 chickens per month, 52 tons of manure and poultry services. She defines the start of her business as a good opportunity to create jobs for both men and women. She also adds that the poultry sector can provide employment and a decent income for both men and women. She is the trademark holder of AWCCI in Balkh province of Afghanistan.
Ms. Saeeda Ahmadi is the Head of the National Food Complex. This complex produces many varieties of cakes and cookies. The Complex is equipped with the most advanced laboratory facilities for testing raw materials, products under process and the final products. The testing process ensures the health of packages produced and this is one of the special features of this production complex. The company seeks to create a dynamic, efficient, customer-oriented and knowledge-based system that relies on advanced technologies. The complex seeks to investing in new industries and infrastructure in domestic and foreign markets that have the highest efficiency, by utilizing the appropriate opportunities.
Due to the passion Ms. Fereshta Akbari had for business, she started her small confectionery name “Nazif” in 2019 by employing 7 individuals, 6 women and 1 man. She is the student of Science faculty of Balkh University. This confectionery produces more than 55 kilograms of sweets per day, such as cakes, cookies and other sweets, and offers them to supermarkets in Mazar-e-Sharif. The gross income of this production center is more than one hundred thousand Afghanis per month. Ms. Akbari started the confectionery production center with a personal capital of less than 10,000 afghanis, and while working on a project by the NRC office, she was able to raise some money for the purchase of basic machinery through a free competition process. In 2020, Shirin Sarai Nazif received the trademark of AWCCI in Balkh province of Afghanistan.
Almas Handcraft Company was established by Ms. Maryam Dawlati in the field of handicraft production (carpet weaving) in 2018 with an initial capital of 55,000 Afghanis in Sakhi camp in Mazar-e-Sharif, which is one of the migrant areas. In this production center, 55 women in the age group of 18 to 40 years and 15 men are engaged in part-time and full-time work. The company has recently successfully implemented one of the DAI office projects. One of the main purposes of the company is the economic empowerment of immigrant and internally displaced women through job creation. The products of this company are home-made carpets, kilims and kilims.
The monthly production of this company is about 42 square meters of carpets per month. The company gained its trademark from AWCCI in 2020 from Balkh province of Afghanistan.
Ms. Malika Qani is the President of the Zeest pharmacy company. The company was established in 2012. With an initial capital of two hundred thousand US dollars. Currently, 30 women and 20 men work for the company. The company’s products are now sold in 20 provinces of the country and plans their exports to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
Banu Mahnas Mir
Ms. Bano Mahnas Mir is the President of Sarbeland Handcrafts Company. She was born in Kabul and is a permanent resident of Momandara district of Nangarhar province and now lives in the same province. Ms. Mahnas is baccalaureate and due to financial problems, she couldn’t continue her education to pursue her bachelor’s. During the years of war and emigration, Banu Mir learned the production of handicrafts and after returning to the country, she started trading in this field. In 2009, Ms. Mir started a business under the name of Sarboland Mir Company, and now the company employs about 40 women and a man. In order to develop and advance the trade, Ms. Mir has participated in domestic and foreign exhibitions, including Friday market exhibitions inside the country and exhibitions in India and Turkey abroad. One of the goals of this company is to export its products abroad with international standards
Through her message to other women, she wants to encourage women to self-confidence and career development.
Elham Nama Karimi
Ms. Elham Nama Karimi is the President of Eli Banu Company. This company was established in 2019 and operates in the production and processing of saffron. It currently employs 7 people, including the company’s leadership. The company’s products are sold in Herat, Kabul and Balkh. The company owns a trademark made by Afghan women.
Ms. Hasina Zaeefi is the Head of Akam Zaeefi Group of Companies. The company is active in the processing fresh fruit and drying it. Zaeef Akam Company strengthens agricultural businesses, women’s empowerment, and litigation for available resources. The company currently employs about 20 people, including women. Zaeef products are sold domestically, and also in foreign countries such as India, Iran, Turkey, the United States, and beyond. The company has a trademark made by Afghan women and uses it on its products.