Tag archive of poverty

Paying it forward through internships

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.

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From retailer to wholesaler

Fahim and his uncle have been partners in a cart production enterprise located in the Pul-e-Tasadi area of Mazar-e-Sharif. When they started out in this business, they had lacked the capital to further expand it. To read the full story, Click here

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TUP builds resilience of poorest Afghan women

The Story Of Zeba When Zeba was in her early 30s, she had her hands full taking care of her five children, while her husband earned a living as a daily wage worker. Although they were among the poor in Takhar Province, they were not in a desperate situation. Zeba would know because she had experienced desperation when her husband was arrested and later found guilty for murder of his cousin following a family dispute. To read full story click hereTo

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Banking on her savings, a widow plans daughters’ future

THE STORY OF MASOOMA Masooma, a 55-year old widow, used to rely completely on the earnings sent by her husband, who worked as a daily wage laborer in Iran. But after he fell ill, the family resorted to borrowing money from relatives for his treatment and the daily consumption needs of her six children. When her husband died of his illness, Masooma was forced to become the breadwinner for her children: five daughters and one son. Unable to provide

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Hunger and humiliation turn into hope

The Story of Reza Gul Before she was selected to participate in The Ultra Poor (TUP) program of MISFA, Reza Gul’s life was filled with hardship and violence. Reza Gul was identified among the poorest of the poor in Badakhshan, a province in the northeastern highlands of Afghanistan. She received a package of support including livestock, monthly stipend, health allowance, skills and financial literacy trainings, and regular coaching. The intervention

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