Breadwinners series will broadcast weekly on Radio Killid

Breadwinners series will broadcast weekly on Radio Killid

(Washington DC – February 21, 2013) AAM's Kabul office -- Afghan Media Productions (AMP) -- recently launched a partnership with Radio Killid to air Breadwinners, AMP's weekly radio series profiling female entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and their contributions to the country's economy. Killid is one of the most popular radio stations in Afghanistan, and will enable Breadwinners to reach millions of Afghans across the country.

Last week's episode profiled Laila Haidary, founder of the Kabul-based drug rehabilitation center Mother Camp, which seeks to provide a path to recovery for the city's drug addicts. Laila also owns and operates her own restaurant, Taj Begum, where she employs recovering addicts while raising funds to cover Mother Camp's operating expenses. Learn more about her in the video below.

Other episodes from this past month featured:

Maryam, a tailor in the Afghan province of Parwan, where women are forbidden from working outdoors. Despite these difficult circumstances, Maryam started her own tailoring business from her home over 16 years ago. Today she produces quality clothing while training other women in her craft. View pictures of Maryam here.

Mastoora Arezo, founder of the Voice of Sports, a weekly newspaper covering Afghan sports and particularly female athletes. As a former player and manager on the Afghan women's volleyball team, Mastoora founded the paper to fill what she saw as a gap in the coverage of women's sports. Learn more about her in the video below.

For pictures of other Breadwinners, click here. Learn more about the series and Afghan Media Productions (AMP), AAM's office in Kabul, here.

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