Life was hard for Madina as a refugee in Iran and as a returnee in Afghanistan. She had wanted to apply the tailoring skills she learned in Iran but without any seed money for a business she was unable to; until she was linked to FINCA-Afghanistan. To read the full story, click here.
Since the first pilot of the Targeting the Ultra-Poor (TUP) program in 2010 in Bamyan Province, TUP has helped thousands of women heads of households and their families “graduate” out of poverty and join socio-economic networks that they used to be excluded from. The true measure of TUP’s success, however, is illustrated in this story of
When Del Jan, 54, returned home to Kabul from Pakistan with her husband and children 12 years ago, she was full of hope. She had been looking forward to the freedom of being in one’s homeland minus the constraints that come with living elsewhere under refugee status. Shortly after returning to the Se-Rahi Allauddin of Kabul, Del Jan’s hopes for
Fraidon Ahmadi was not new to business when he applied for his very first micro credit from Mutahid Development Finance Institution. In fact, he was once a wealthy business owner of several famous stores in Kabul until he went bankrupt eight years ago. To read the full story, Click here
Not too long ago, Nazema was among the poorest of the poor in her village in the Dasht Qala district of Takhar province. She was earning a meager income doing laundry and cleaning people’s houses. She could not afford to pay for stationary and uniform, resulting in her children dropping out of school. To read the full story, Click here