New episode about female entrepreneurs airs on radio in AfghanistanSubmitted by admin on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 10:24
(Washington DC – October 16, 2012) Last night, Voice of Afghan Women Radio (VAWR) aired the latest episode of Breadwinners, AAM’s weekly series profiling female entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and their role in the country’s economy.
The episode profiled Laila Rabshahi, head of the Neelab Company, a carpet weaving collective that also provides literacy courses for its employees. Founded over ten years ago with two trainers and ten students, today Neelab employs a total of 107 Afghans between the cities of Kabul, Ghazni and Bamiyan.
To view pictures of Laila and other entrepreneurs featured in the series, click here.
Other episodes from this past month featured:
• Shekiba Qayumi, founder of the Women's Vocational Association in Kabul, where women are taught traditional trades such as tailoring and jewelry making.
• Aziza Mohamed, owner of Muska Ball and Leather Products and a pioneer of soccer ball production in Afghanistan.
• Gulsoom Satrzai, CEO of Afghan Women's Services and Education Institute, which trains women for careers in textiles, handicrafts, agriculture and other industries.
To learn more about these entrepreneurs and Afghan Media Productions (AMP), AAM's office in Kabul, click here.
Breadwinners broadcasts every Monday and Thursday nights in Dari or Pashto on VAWR, the first Afghan radio station to be operated “by women, for women.”