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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.

Sunday, November 9, 2008 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Twenty judges working in Focused District Development (FDD) target districts completed criminal justice training on November 6 in Kabul.
 
Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 2:15am
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN- An estimated 50,000 businesspeople, agricultural producers, and residents of this city and nearby districts flocked to the Mazar-i-Sharif International Agricultural Fair (AgFair) held at the Mechaniza-i-Zeraati fair site from October 30-31. The event was considered by many to be the biggest and most important trade and agricultural event held in the northern province of Balkh in many years.
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 2:15am
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN- Businesspeople from around the country and representatives of international enterprises from Pakistan, India, and other Central Asian countries will participate in an international trade and agricultural exposition in Balkh province October 30-31.
 
Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 2:00am
FAIZABAD, BADAKHSHAN PROVINCE- Ambassador William Wood, joined by Badakhshan Governor Monshi Majid and provincial and district officials, inaugurated a new 12-km road connecting Faizabad, the provincial capital, to the district center of Argo, during a trip to the province on Oct. 26. 
 
Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Following the success of the first Afghanistan International Carpet Fair held in 2007, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan, in cooperation with the Afghanistan Carpet Guild and the Kabul Carpet Association, is pleased to present the second Afghanistan International Carpet Fair from 26-28 October at the historic Babur Gardens.
 
Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 2:00am
JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN- Today, thousands of farmers, livestock owners, businessmen, women entrepreneurs, Government representatives, and visitors will come together for Jalalabad’s third annual Agro-Industrial Trade Fair. 
 
The Fair will host more than 150 vendors representing companies from eastern region and around Afghanistan in various sectors including livestock, fruit and vegetables, input supplies, agro-processing, handicrafts, textiles, manufacturers, traders, importers, and exporters.
 
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Since opening its doors on August 27, 2008, the Independent National Legal Training Center Law Library (INLTC) membership has grown to over 200 members.
 
The library, which was designed and developed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), now counts attorneys, Supreme Court staff members, judges, and judicial candidates, as well as members of the law and Sharia faculties at Kabul University, among its membership.
 
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The Afghanistan Court Administration System (ACAS), Afghanistan’s new case information management system jointly developed by the Supreme Court and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), was presented to President Hamid Karzai on September 10, 2008.
 
The presentation of ACAS was part of the Supreme Court’s annual update on the status of Afghanistan’s judiciary, held at the Office of the President and attended by the Chief Justice and members of the Supreme Court.
 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On World Food Day, the United States stands with other nations in the world to combat global hunger and malnutrition. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported programs to prevent malnutrition for more than 30 years.
 

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