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A stonemason carves out a lucrative enterprise

Story of Ahmad Fayez Fayez, 30 years old, owns a stone processing and manufacturing factory that converts granite, marble and other types of valuable stones imported from Pakistan, China, India and Iran, into decorative home items, statues, and grave-sign stones. Upon completion of his high school studies, Fayez could not pursue a university degree as he felt a more urgent need to find a source of regular income. Fayez established his stone factory

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Empowered by embroidery

Rozma, 48 years old and a native of Maidan Wardak, has come a long way since her family moved to Kabul only to escape Taliban-ruled Afghanistan in the late 1990s. While living as a refugee in Iran without financial means, she decided to learn skills in stitching, tailoring, wool knitting, and embroidery.Years later after the fall of the Taliban in 2001, Rozma and her family repatriated back to Kabul with no real livelihood prospects. She turned to

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