Reduction in Consumption

Written by: Aqsa Sediqi

Women could also participate in the improvement of the family economy.

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

Zarghona says about her business, “At the beginning, I considered that some women have the skill of handicrafts, so I talked to them and we started handicraft business about five years ago.

The women are preparing ladies' dresses at home and  I sell them in the market.

 We had more sales in the exhibitions but later when the political situation changed, we closed our production shop and faced economic problems.

One day we came together and decided to re-open our workhouse.

Before more women were busy in this business with me but now, about five women are working with me and we are just able to earn the money for the rent of our workplace.”

Recycling waste papers:

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

… says, “I am the owner of a printing press and when I considered that many papers are wasting during printing books and there are more waste papers on the streets and garbage, then I decided to take benefit of these papers too.

I purchase a machine to recycle the paper. We produce white paper for writing and printing and also we produce paper boxes for sale out of waste papers.

We pay some money to those who collect papers from the streets and garbage and after some process, we produce paper from them. Before we had a good market but nowadays our sales are reduced about 50 %.”