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USAID rebuilt a key portion of Afghanistan's national road system which links its two largest cities and economic centers.
1 APRIL 2004 | KABUL
 
USAID completed the rebuilding of Afghanistan's national road system (also known as the "Ring Road") which links its two largest cities and economic centers.
 
Abdul Aquil, at the wheel of his tractor, brings crops to market on the Jaghatu to Rashidan road. "The road increases trade betw
1 DECEMBER 2003 | JAGHATU, GHAZNI PROVINCE
 
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The 20-year-old son of Habiabdul Habib, owner of the 10,000-tree Paghman orchard, loads wooden crates full with apples. After su
1 DECEMBER 2003 | PAGHMAN
 
Mohammed Shah, one of five area farmers invested in a shallow well in Logar, pauses to chat while harvesting onions.
1 DECEMBER 2003 | LOGAR PROVINCE
 
Challenge
You see my own equipment, except the new loom, is over 30 years old. If I weave a patu for the market, I will do it all in one d
1 DECEMBER 2003 | SHAMALI PLAINS
 
USAID’s income-generating program provided Aliachmad with the necessary tools—yarn and a refurbished loom—to reestablish his reputation in the village as the patu expert. Aliachmad have a lifetime’s worth of skill, but lack materials and start-up cash.

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Last updated: June 02, 2014

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