New Season, More profit

Written by: Aqsa Sediqi

Most Afghans go for a picnic on the New Year's first day (Nawruz). Some retail sellers want to get more benefit on this day.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Aziza, a resident of Kabul city about her business.

Aziza says, “I have learned how to cook Samanak in one of our neighboring countries and when I came back to Afghanistan, I started to cook Samanak before the arrival of Nawruz and then I sell it.

my daughters help in preparing Samanak at home. It takes about 12-14 days to be prepared. I also sew ladies' dress and prepare hair grips and purses for sale.

Last year I spent about 50 thousand Afghanis on the preparation of these items and got about 100 thousand Afghanis benefit. I prepare Samanak from 30 kilograms wheat and I wish I would have about 150 thousand Afghanis benefit in the next coming Nawruz.”

Learning a skill:

Some people take benefit of their experiences and have incomes.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Mansor Zaheer, a resident of Jalalabad city, Nangarhar province.

Zaheer talks about his activities, “I work in a car workshop and I am preparing dynamos for vehicles. I have made a system from a small generator, dynamo, fan bolt, electric wire, and a special frame. This system can charge any kind of vehicle battery and my most customers are from Paktia, Khost, Nangarhar, Ghazni province and the areas which do not have electricity.

I spend about 6000 Afghanis on each system and I sell it for 6500 Afghanis and I could make about 10 systems per day. I fulfill my home expenses and pay for me and my brother high education from the benefit of my skill.”