Joint Efforts and Development

Written by: Aqsa Sediqi

In most families, family members help each other with household chores. How effective can women's help be?

The writer/producer has talked to Hashmat, a resident of Kabul city.

Hashmat says, “I started to sell women’s collars, clothes, and sleeves about 15 years ago. Our family female members make these items at home, I and my father sell them in the market. At the beginning, only my wife was preparing the above-mentioned items but when the number of the orders increased, I prepared a timetable for household chores and economic activities of my family members, and the timetable caused the members of my family to do their works on time.

 The price of one pair of women's clothe reaches about 6000-7000 and the price of other items differs.”

Woman shopkeeper:

Unemployment and economic problems have made some people think that how they could find a solution to their economic problems.

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

Yalda talks about her business, “It’s the fourth year that my husband is paralyzed and could not do work. I faced many problems. I tried so many times to find a job but as I am well educated, they did not hire me.

Then I borrowed 10 thousand Afghanis and I bought a kart. I prepared some biscuits, cold drinks, and other items and started selling them in the lanes but it was very hard for me to push a heavy kart alone.

Later I changed the kart with a small booth. In the beginning, I was opening my shop at 8 am and I was closing at 3 pm but later I understood that early in the morning and late in the evening is a good time for selling goods, and now I open my shop at 7 am and close it at 6 pm. My two daughters also help me in the shop. My daily net income reaches up to 150-200 Afghanis.”