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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 5:30pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – USAID’s Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) program, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, organized the “Empowering Afghan Women through Access to Markets and Financial Services” at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on July 26, 2016.  The event recognized successful Afghan women entrepreneurs, representing thousands of others from across the country, who have benefited from improved access-to-finance, business-to-business, and internship opportunities facilitated by USAID’s FAIDA program.

Since its inception in 2011, FAIDA has provided more than $56 million in private sector loans to over 5,500 businesses, including $3.2 million to almost 1,800 female-owned or operated businesses.  These loans have benefitted over 75,000 Afghan families by helping to create nearly 6,000 new jobs, of which about 1,800 are for women.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:45am
MAZARI SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN- H.E. Mr. Mohammad Asif Rahimi, the Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL), and Full Rank General Atta Mohammad Noor, Governor of Balkh Province, kicked off the opening ceremony of the Mazari Sharif International AgFair and Cashmere Exhibition today at the Mechaniza-i-Zeraati Fairgrounds.
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 4:45am
JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN- Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in coordination with regional Departments of Agriculture, planted 1,248,000 tree saplings on 510 hectares of land in 13 districts of Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and Nuristan provinces.
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The Afghan Women’s Business Federation (AWBF) held its first ever, annual conference on February 25, 2009, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul.  Member associations, businesswomen, private sector partners, Afghan government officials, international organizations, and other interested parties were in attendance at the one-day event.
 
One member, Ms. Fahima Barati, said that, “AWBF’s nationwide network opened up many doors for women’s business development, allowing women to help to build our country’s future.”
North West Kabul substation, Afghanistan.
Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Every winter, Afghans weather the cold with a bukhari (wood stove) for warmth and use candles or gas lamps to light up the long, dark nights. But this winter, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and a consortium of donors including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, the Asia Development Bank, the Government of India, and the Government of Germany launched an effort to bring round-the-clock power to Kabul.
 
سب ستیشن شمال غرب، افغانستان
Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 4:45am
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On February 10, 2009, the first deployment of 500 laptop computers will be handed over by the Afghan Ministry of Education (MoE) to the Estiqlal High School in Jalalabad, marking the launch of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program. 
 
Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 4:45am
MAZAR-E-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN- More than 10,000 cash-strapped Afghans in the northern province of Balkh will take spades in hand to help dig their way out of the mounting problem of food insecurity and improve the livelihoods of villagers under a USAID-supported cash-for-work project.
 
Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 3:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Domotex 2009, in Hannover, Germany, provided 26 Afghan carpet producers the opportunity to showcase their handmade carpet art in the world’s biggest carpet trade fair. 
 
Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 3:00am
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) honored 60 interns, including three women, at a ceremony on January 18 that recognized their successful completion of a six-month internship program in Kandahar province.
 

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