Use of Labor force

 Written by: Hasamuddin Hamdard

According to research of international organizations, Afghanistan is one of the countries with a large labor force, but people still complain of unemployment. Some of them have been able to create workplaces for themselves and some others.

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

Shams says about his business, “I have been knitting handicrafts since 2016. As there were many orders from the market and I could not reach everyone so that I suggested to 3 other families of my relatives to work with me and I pay them wages.

For example, we spend 70 Afghanis on each pair of footwear, we pay 50 Afghanis wage for labor and then we sell one pair of footwear for 200 Afghanis.

We knit shawls, socks, footwear, and children's dress. We knit according to the order of our customers.”

Better Thinking for Good Income:

With a little thinking, we can find a way to get more profit. AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Mir Husain, a resident of Laghman province.

Mir Husain says, “I was immigrant to one of our neighboring countries and when I came back to Afghanistan, I bought a kart and I was working as a porter and my daily income was reaching about 300 Afghanis but it was very hard to solve my family economic problems with that amount of money.

 One day, one of my friends suggested opening a shop for rental utensils. I borrowed some money from my four different friends and I opened this shop. I rent dishes, cups, carpet, spoons, mattresses, pillows and others.

Now my monthly income reaches about 20 thousand Afghanis.

When I was a porter, I could not even buy clothes for my children and I could not participate in any kind of ceremonies but now I am satisfied with my life and I could solve almost my all problems.”