Second-Hand Shop

 Written by: Hasamuddin Hamdard

In recent months, construction in Afghanistan has waned and some of those who were busy in these sectors, are unemployed now but some of them have found a solution to this issue.

 AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Ali Abbasi, a resident of Kabul city. Abasi talks about his business, “I am a plasterer and my occupation is pargetting walls and ceiling of houses. In the last few months, the construction of buildings waned and I faced economic problems. I do not have enough money to open a general store so I spent about 20 thousand Afghanis and opened a second-hand goods shop.

In the beginning, I faced about 3500 Afghanis loss but later when I got acquainted with my job, and now I can solve my economic problems.”

Running Two Businesses at the Same Time:

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Farhad a resident of Kabul city who is busy in two businesses at the same time.

Farhad says, “In the beginning, I was selling soap on a mobile stall but the benefit that I was getting from soap selling was not convenient for me, so I rent a piece of land in the center of Kabul city and made a car parking.

Two other people are also busy in work with me and I pay wages to them. I take care of the cars of those who want to buy goods for their houses in the bazaar and they pay rent for me. I gave my soup selling stall to my small brother and I pay attention to him two. I get about 400 Afghanis daily benefit from the soap stall too and I can solve all my economic problems.”