Night Work

 Written by: Yama Rahi

Those who work in different fields are trying to earn more and make their lives better but some of them could not make their economic condition better.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Ali Nazar, a resident of Kabul city who has found a solution to this issue.

Ali Nazar talks about his business, “At the beginning when I saw that many car owners need tire repairing and other related services in the night, I opened a tire repairing shop in Kabul city about 10 years ago. My shop is opened all day and night and customers get the benefit of my services in pumping and repairing tires and lubricating engines of the cars.

We are two partners in the shop. One night I stay in the shop and the next night my partner does his job at night. Our income might double of those who work in the days.

Our customers at night are the night taxi drivers and those who go to hotels for weddings or other ceremonies. The number of night customers varies and almost we have about 10 customers every night and our benefit reaches more than 500 Afghanis per night.”

New Skills:

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Marghoba Safi, a resident of Kabul city.

Marghoba talks about her business, “I learned in one-year training how to prepare natural face and hand cream from herbs in a workshop held in Kabul city by a German woman a few years ago and then I started to produce this cream.

I have a farm of flowers and natural herbs and we prepare the cream from these flowers and herbs. First, we process the materials and then we use them in cream. The ingredients include powder and fresh materials.

About 40 women are busy at work with me. We prepare cream according to the order of our customers and our more customers are women who prefer natural cream and markets of Kabul city.”