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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.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 1:30am
HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- In support of Afghanistan’s Master Plan for Agriculture, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing licit alternatives to growing poppy in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province through a planting project that takes advantage of the high returns currently being seen globally for corn and peanut crops.
 
Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 1:15am
HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- USAID efforts to establish a commercial poultry facility in Helmand Province hit a significant milestone with the successful transport of 5,000 day-old layer and broiler chicks to Lashkar Gah earlier this week.
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 1:15am
PARIS, FRANCE- SAID and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) work together to ease Afghanistan's food crisis.
 
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 1:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Reform and modernization of procedures for enforcing civil and commercial court judgments are crucial to building Afghanistan’s economy.
 
That is the rationale behind USAID’s efforts to assist the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) as it prepares, in partnership with other stakeholders such as the Afghanistan Supreme Court, to modernize Afghanistan’s outdated Law on the Acquisition of Rights.
 
Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 1:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On May 10, the Supreme Court inducted 183 judicial candidates into the 25th Stage Judicial Training Program at Kabul Polytechnic University.  These judicial candidates, graduates of Law and Sharia faculties and madrassas from across Afghanistan, will train for the next 36 weeks to become the next generation of judges.
 
Monday, May 5, 2008 - 1:15am
SHEIK MESRI NEW TOWNSHIP, NANGARHAR, AFGHANISTAN- Local and provincial government members participated in a groundbreaking on May 5th for an 8km gravel access road which will intersect with the European Community-funded Jalalabad Bypass road. The road will link Sheik Mesri New Township with Jalalabad and the broader Nangarhar community.
 
Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 1:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Minister of Public Health Dr. Sayed Amin Fatimi opened the Afghan Midwives Association (AMA) 4th Annual Congress on May 3, 2008, in Kabul. After remarks by Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs Palwasha Kakar, over 450 attendees from throughout Afghanistan assessed the progress the AMA has made since its inception in 2005.
 
Monday, April 28, 2008 - 1:15am
KABUL- On Saturday, April 26, 2008, President Karzai and U.S. Ambassador William B. Wood witnessed the signing of a contract for the development of a 101 kilometer road funded by the United States Government through the Agency for International Development (USAID) that will connect Khost and Paktia provinces to the Ring Road and Kabul.
 

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