Expanding Business

Written by: Hesamuddin Hamdard

Many people are engaged in economic activities. One of these activities is selling goods in shops. There are more shops in cities due to a large number of populations but in the rural areas, the number of shops is less due to the number low population.

Some local area’s shopkeepers have expanded their activities and opened two or more shops.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Muhammad Ismail, a resident of Nooristan province. Ismail says, “When I graduated from high school, I opened a small shop in our village. The villagers encouraged me to continue my job. In the beginning, I was selling fuel and LPG gas in my shop because the inhabitants of the area were taking these two items from the city. I was supplying my shop from the center of the province.

My customers were increasing every day. Later I also started selling gas cylinders and spare parts of gas stoves and my income was increasing step by step. When I earned more money, I opened a clothing shop too and I was busy in both shops for two years.

Later I opened a general store too. When my brother graduated from school, he pushed me into these jobs. Now I have a big store in one of the famous markets of Kabul cities.”

    Natural Resources:

 Several people improve their economic situation by using natural resources.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Naqibullah, a resident of Maidan-Wardak province who is selling flowers in Kabul city.

Naqibullah says about his business, “I am busy in different varieties of business in different seasons of the year. I sell soil in the last two months of winter because the number of soil customers increases in these two months.

I sell sand, cement, and bricks during spring and summer because most people build houses in this season. In the autumn, I sell Burta soil. (Burta is a kind of earth found only in Jabal Saraj district of Parwan province.)

We buy a full truck of Burta earth for 8000 Afghanis and then I sell it for 13000 Afghanis and I am satisfied with my business.”