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Transforming Lives

Students enjoy sandwiches prepared by Meena.

In southern Afghanistan, years of war and insecurity have widowed many women. Without a male head of household, women are not able to leave the home to access economic opportunities.

Haji Hossein at his jewelry shop in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Haji Hossein Payman established the Etimad Tailoring Co. and retail store in 2009, which produces suits, jeans, T-shirts and women’s dresses. He uses the best brands and highest quality products to win business and compete with foreign products available in the Afghanistan market.

USAID funds training programs in support services for private hospitals and clinics to Afghan private sector employees.

The training had a dramatic impact on Abbasi and her work. With three years of experience working at the hospital, she not only had her salary raised, but the program improved her work environment.

A USAID-supported construction sector training program in Primavera software for women in Mazar-e-Sharif in July 2015.

Sanam Rahmani, a young Afghan mother with a 1-year-old son, was studying in a two-year teacher training program to teach Uzbek literature at local schools in rural northern Faryab province.

Human Resource managers for a private hospital look through resumes for administrative positions.

Dr. Nangialay Ghows Alami used to spend too much time explaining administrative workings to his staff—employees of the Afghan Swiss Medical Institute of Higher Education.

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Last updated: August 16, 2016

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