Mohammad Naim is a 50 years old man who lives with his eight children in Saranaw village of Injil district, Herat province. Naim has never gone through a complete education; only can do basic writing and reading.
Context: Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Program (AREDP) strives to bring innovative enterprise development concepts into the rural areas of Afghanistan in order to create sustainable livelihood for poor people.
Context: The thirty years of war has affected people’s life in Afghanistan significantly; in particular it has left many people with physical disabilities. Currently, it is estimated that over 850,000 people in Afghanistan suffer from various forms of disabilities and most of them are deprived from access to job or any employment opportunities.
Context: To encourage effective working environment and promote quality service, Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Program initiated the concept of Business Development Service Providers (BDSP) within its programing.
Context: Nasima is a 24 years old girl from a village in Dahdadi district of Balkh province called Paghmanyaar. She is a high school graduate who was unable to further proceed her education due to family restrictions.
Context: Life in the villages can be harsh while trying to make a living under the uneasy & problematic rural conditions; but every once in a while, rises an inspiring man/woman whose tales are worth telling.
Context:AREDP initiated a ilot project to train People with Disabilities in the Parwan district and later extend it to Nangarhar and other provinces with AREDP presence, for people with disabilities, to benefit from AREDP development interventions.
Context: Kandahar is the most violent and insecure province of Afghanistan. However, the province is naturally endowed and famous for its fresh fruits and vegetables. Currently, the populations of the province, particularly women, are exploring the potential of using the fresh fruits and vegetables to develop sustainable income generation opportunities,.
Context: In line with the mandate of Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Program (AREDP) and Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), a twelve days technical know-how training for a group of Cotton Seed and Oil Entrepreneurs from Kandahar, Helmand, Herat and Balk was held in India.
Context: Shahrak Razi is an isolated village in Karokh district (Herat province). In the last ten years, most of the residents of Shahrak Razi migrated to Iran due to the internal conflicts and crippling socio-economic problems.
Context: Koochies are the most vulnerable and marginalized nomad community In Afghanistan. For decades, they have been subjected to war, insecurity, civil unrest, and years of drought and harsh winters. The destabilization had severely disrupted their patterns of land utilization and behavior necessary for mitigating problems in already risk prone life-style.
Need to work with Koochies become imperative because their livelihood is associated with livestock and its byproducts enterprises.