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August 1, 2019
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...

October 9, 2018
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...

July 25, 2018
After two loan cycles, a Mutahid client sees his metalworks business expand

Story of Mauladad Mauladad, a resident of Kabul province, is a metal smith, who puts his creativity into making electric appliances, such as cooler, boiler, fans, heater and many other...

April 8, 2018
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...

December 3, 2017
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...

October 15, 2017
Breaking boundaries: An Afghan woman in shoe-making

The Story of Habiba Like many Afghans, Habiba, 30, was seeking relief from poverty. The mother of four was struggling to make ends meet. The remittance of Habiba’s husband from...