Author Archive of Misfa

Looking forward to graduation

The Story of Nooria Following a stroke that paralyzed her husband, Sakhidad, Nooria, mother to their four children, had to become the breadwinner. She started selling bread baked in a Tandoor (traditional mud stoves), and bolani (bread with potato filling) in the village. And while Nooria was generating some income from this business, it was far from enough to feed her family. To Read Full Document Click Here

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Welding his path to success

The Story of Abdul Wahab Abdul Wahab, 46, overcame the daily struggles from his disability through hard work and determination. Banking on the metalworking and entrepreneurial skills he acquired from his father, Abdul Wahab did not let his speech impairment get in the way of success and opened his own small welding shop. To Read Full Document Click Here

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A role model for young entrepreneurs

Story of Sitara Sitara Anwari is more than just a beautician. She is an inspiration to the Afghan youth, a generation that has grown amidst protracted conflict and economic struggle. At her late twenties, Sitara is banking on her talent and passion, running a profitable enterprise that supports her family, while breaking down social barriers which limit Afghan girls’ education and women’s participation in the workforce. Click here

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From hardship to hope

The Story of Hawa Reconnecting with her home country has not been easy for Hawa , a returnee from Pakistan and her family including Mohammad Azim, Hawa’s husband and their five children. Upon returning to Afghanistan and settling in Khadikhel, a village in the Sawkai district of Kunar province, the family struggled to find employment .Click here

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The synergy of ambition and access to finance paid off

The story of Sayed Amanullah Sayed Amanullah, 33, the breadwinner of a family of seven, started out with a tiny shop in his neighborhood, supplying household fuel such as gas, oil and coal to the community. Amanullah’s capital was quite small that he could not earn enough to meet his daily expenses, but he was committed to growing his business.Click here

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Discovering an eye for business

THE STORY OF Lajaward Lajward, 48, is a participant of MISFA’s Targeting the Ultra-Poor (TUP) project in Balkh Province.Since joining TUP a year ago, she has been on a path to escaping abject poverty, but she will never forget that one morning when she found her husband dead in bed.It was a confusing moment of fear, panic, anger, and deep pain, and the brutal certainty of a future filled with struggles for her and her children. Click here

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How a former car broker clawed out of bankruptcy

When Jamaluddin lost all his savings and asset to his car sale business that went bankrupt in 2013, he was desperate. The 45-year old breadwinner was supporting his wife, three daughters and two sons. But with the volatile market conditions in Afghanistan and the limited number of Afghans with real purchasing power to buy high-ticket investments, selling cars is a high-risk business and Jamaluddin realized he needed to shift to a less risky business

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A returnee from Iran finds income through TUP

Mazari, a 38-year old Afghan woman, returned to Afghanistan from Iran with her family four years ago. Since settling in the Nahr-e-Shahi district of Balkh province, she and her husband, along with their two children (a son and a daughter), have been struggling to make ends meet, sharing a small mud house with her brother-in-law’s family, and barely eating three square meals a day.Click here

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Side Business Offering Extra Income

Nader Hussain was striving to establish a side business as his salary as a watchman at a government-run factory could not meet the household expenses, despite some perks. "They provide free housing. I do not need to pay rent, electricity and water bills," said Nader Hussain. Click here

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Business growth credited to FMFB’s support

Story of Mohammad Hussain The story of Mohammad Hussain, aged 30, exemplifies how important access to finance is to small businesses like his family’s.  Hussain provides for a household of six, including two school-aged children, through his tailoring business. A long-time client of First Microfinance Bank (FMFB) Afghanistan, Hussain has benefited from the range of products and services FMFB offers to clients with changing needs. His very first

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For The Year Ended 31 March 2018

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