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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...

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...

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...

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....

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 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...

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...

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...