microfinance

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...

February 28, 2019
From Breadwinner to Business Woman

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...

January 6, 2019
Starting all over through microfinance

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...

June 10, 2018
Getting ahead of “graduation”

THE STORY OF SALEHA With eight children, Saleha, 34, and her husband were struggling to make ends meet with his meager daily wage income. “My husband worked as a farm...

May 7, 2018
Sound business ideas coming to fruition

Story of Mohammad Ali - A Microfinance Client Since returning from Iran after the Taliban regime collapsed, Mohammad Ali has been trying his hand at various businesses to support his...

January 1, 2018
Transforming a barren land into a sapling industry

Story of Sayed Mohammad Sayed Mohammad and his wife, a school-teacher, were making ends meet as a couple, living in the third istrict of Badakhshan province: Guzar Mohmmad Rahim-bay village....

October 31, 2017
A widow overcomes the odds

The Story of Arefa Arefa, 55, is a widow from Shinwari village in the Sayed Khail district of Parwan province. Since the death of her husband and the marriage of...

August 29, 2017
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...

May 3, 2017
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,...

October 4, 2016
Hopeful for a better future

The story of  Shah Gul Shah Gul, a 38-year old Afghan woman, and her husband have been struggling for many years to make ends meet for their family of eight children...