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Transforming Lives

Suhaila designing a website

In April, Suhaila joined twelve other young women as an intern working with a tech company in Herat. The six-month internship gave Suhaila the opportunity to build her confidence and to put the theory she had learnt at university into practice, designing websites, developing databases, and coding computer programs for the Department of Women Affairs. After completing her internship, Shaila decided to start her own company.

Abdul Qayom and another farmer with their melon crop, Aybak district, Samangan province.

One of the biggest challenges to the melon farmers of northern Afghanistan is melon fly infestation, which damages the fruit and leads to secondary rot. Unfortunately, traditional methods of melon cultivation do little to protect the fruit, and farmers lack pest management controls. The result is lower yields and less income for the farmers.

Nabeeha, newly hired as a teacher in a private school.

Internships and job placement services provide women the opportunity to gain work experience, prove their capabilities to employers, and secure new or better positions.

Mobile health providers vaccinated newborns and children against serious diseases.

Looking to address the unique needs of the people living in Ghor, the USAID-funded HEMAYAT Project and the Afghan government came up with a solution: take healthcare directly to the villagers, like those living in Dawlatyar.

Fouzia Hariri displays dried fruit and nuts at her company’s booth at the “Made in Afghanistan” exhibition and conference.

Fouzia Hariri was one of 40 Afghan traders participating in the inaugural “Made in Afghanistan” exhibition and conference on July 19-20, 2016, in New Delhi, India, organized with the support of USAID’s Afghanistan Trade and Revenue (ATAR) project.

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Last updated: November 20, 2017

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