Posts in Category: Afghanistan

Finding a Voice, Finding a Path 

07-Mar-2016 Categories: Afghanistan International Women's Day

Candid about her insecurities, relentlessly hardworking and quick to recognize those that helped her along the way, Najeba is blazing a trail. To me, she is bravery personified and a role model—not just to me, not just to women, but to all.

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Businesses in the ABADE Program Honored in Kabul for Global Entrepreneurship Week 

19-Nov-2015 Categories: Afghanistan Press Releases
On November 17, in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, USAID hosted an event at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul and recognized 34 ABADE investment partners. Together, these Afghan entrepreneurs have invested $46... read more
 

ABADE Team Organizes to help Afghan Children Stay Warm this Winter 

04-Nov-2015 Categories: Afghanistan

The winter temperature in Kabul can get pretty cold, around 40 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, and down into the teens at night. For the ABADE Program team, the approaching winter is a concern. Not for themselves, but for the local Afghan children, many of whom work on the street and may not have proper clothing to stay warm.

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For Afghan Farmers, A Ministry Prepared to Serve 

16-Oct-2015 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact
Employees of the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock "clock in" for the day on a handwritten ledger. Photo: Noor Seddiq By Leigh Stephens and Lisa... read more
 

Afghanistan’s Third Largest City Gets $10 Million Private Sector Boost 

24-Aug-2015 Categories: Afghanistan
Business owners and officials gathered in Herat to celebrate successful investment partnerships that are fueling private sector growth in the region. The August 18 event was hosted by the Assistance in Building Afghanistan... read more
 

Agriculture Sector Strengthens and Afghan Women Advance 

17-Jun-2015 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact
One woman's journey from fearful speaker to confident leader Najeba Karimi. Photo: USAID CBCMP-II With a largely agricultural economy, Afghanistan is working to build up its... read more
 

IESC Awards 

IESC Honors Volunteers and Staff for Service, Dedication, and Impact On May 13, IESC presented its annual awards to volunteers and staff for their service and dedication to improve lives and livelihoods around the world.... read more
 

A Gym of One’s Own 

A Gym of One's Own: Fitness Clubs help Afghan Women Stay Healthy and Safe
10-Mar-2015 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact

Sports and fitness buff Masuma Hossaini is determined to educate fellow Afghan women and girls on the health benefits of staying fit through exercising and to provide a safe environment where they can work out. “Taking care of one’s health is not a luxury; it is a necessity,” says Hossaini, owner of Alzahra Fitness Sports Club. “There are very few fitness centers for women in Kabul. Opening another branch will give more women access to fitness facilities.”

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In Mazari Sharif, Women and Youth Innovators Drive Afghanistan's Growing Economy 

12-Feb-2015 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact

IESC implements USAID's flagship enterprise development program in Afghanistan, ABADE. A foundry, a handicrafts company, a women's-only gym, and a media company are among the women- and youth-led businesses that the ABADE Program has helped to grow.

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Look Out McDonald's: Expansion on the Menu for Afghan Entrepreneur 

Investment partnerships allow businesses to grow
15-Sep-2014 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact
Sept. 2014—Rising demand for tasty meals served quickly has paid off for at least one small business owner in Herat, Afghanistan. Inspired by the success of his first Chipsi fast food restaurant, businessman Naeem Yusofi... read more
 
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