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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

Afghan Peace Through Business Graduates 2010

June 22, 2010


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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)


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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


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  • Access to Financial Resources:

    • Women lack capital to invest

    • Women lack property ownership to

      use it as collateral accessing banks loan

    • High interest rate


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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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