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Opportunities for Afghan women Entrepreneurs . Afghan Peace Through Business Graduates 2010 June 22, 2010 . Overview: . Women in Business make around 2% of all businesses in Afghanistan Businesses women are involved in are: Handicrafts Healthcare Education Business Development

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opportunities for afghan women entrepreneurs

Opportunities for Afghan women Entrepreneurs

Afghan Peace Through Business Graduates 2010

June 22, 2010

overview
Overview:
  • Women in Business make around 2% of all businesses in Afghanistan
  • Businesses women are involved in are:
    • Handicrafts
    • Healthcare
    • Education
    • Business Development
    • Food processing
    • Construction (2 women)
what are the obstacles
What are the Obstacles ?
  • Business knowledge
    • Literacy definition: age 15

and over can read and write

    • total population: 28.1%
    • male: 43.1%
    • female: 12.6% (2000 est.)
  • Cultural barriers

Knowledge is power and I want to be powerful

continue
Continue…
  • Access to Financial Resources:
    • Women lack capital to invest
    • Women lack property ownership to

use it as collateral accessing banks loan

    • High interest rate
recommendations
Recommendations
  • Long-term empowerment opportunities for women. (Literacy, technical knowledge and leadership skills).
  • Government and International Aid organizations to allocate a percentage of their contracts to women businesses.
  • Promoting awareness on Gender Equality in Economic ground.
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