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Video August 12, 2017

Grants Help Women Entrepreneurs Grow Businesses in Afghanistan

Fariha, 23, invested in a business with a $500 micro-grant from the Non-Formal Approach to Training, Education and Jobs in Afghanistan (NATEJA) project which supports aspiring entrepreneurs and creates private sector job. The project provides funding, mentoring, business counseling support and trains micro-entrepreneurs in business, accounting, and marketing in rural of Afghanistan. To date, about 2,500 micro-entrepreneurs (30 percent are women entrepreneurs) have been selected from 17,000 applicants in Kabul, Nangarhar and Balkh provinces. The project is implemented by the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled.