Business Facilities

 Written by: Aqsa Sediqi

In most Afghan families only men provide home necessities and solve their economic problems. If a man loses his job, the whole family would face problems. But some women found a solution to this issue.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Rahima Hajizada, a resident of Kabul city. Rahima says about her business, “When my husband lost his job, I faced more economic problem. Then I decided to find a business. So I started my business of handicrafts and jewelries making in 2008.

Some other women had the same economic problems as I had and they came and started work with me.

I prepare raw material for them and they embroider and sew dresses at homes and I gave them wages according to their activities.

For example, I pay about 3500 Afghanis for preparing a lady gown.

I get about 1500-2000 Afghanis benefit from each item. I have my own shop for selling my products.”

The Impact of Cleanliness on Business:

Those businessmen who pay attention to the cleanliness in business, they get more profit.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Adam Khan who extracts sugarcane juice for sale.

Adam Khan talks about his business, “I am busy in my business since I was a small boy and this is my 15th  year of working.

I always pay attention to cleanliness. When I start my work in the morning, I clean the sugarcane squeezer machine and then I wash glasses with dishwashing liquid. I always wear clean clothes and if a customer wants to take the sugarcane juice to his home, I have new bottles for this purpose.

Paying attention to cleanliness caused increasing my customers. I sell about 100-150 glasses of sugarcane juice daily and I could solve my daily economic problems.”