Monday, May 08, 2006

Entrepreneurship: Afghan women become entrepreneurs

David Montero, correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor, reports that some 10,000 women in Afghanistan, have been trained as entrepreneurs, some of whom are now economically self-sufficient.

The article tells how according to Microfinance Times, 75 percent of all active microcredit borrowers in Afghanistan are now women, many of whom use their loans to start businesses. Beauty parlors, tailoring shops, and bakeries are just some of the enterprises these women now own.

Full article: Afghan women start businesses, help reconstruct a torn nation