Distributing Batteries and Lights

   Some cart owners who sell a variety of items on their carts, especially vegetables and fruits, find it difficult to sell when it gets dark. One of these cart owners has found a solution to this problem.

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

Abdul Wahid says, “At first, I was buying vegetables and fruits from a vegetable market and was selling them from my shopping cart. As the weather was getting dark, I was facing a shortage of customers. Using a diesel generator or LPG for lighting did not benefit me and I lost my customers.

I decided to find a solution to this issue, so I bought some batteries and light bulbs.

I charge the batteries daily and distribute the bulbs to the cart owners before sunset, taking them back at 9:30 pm.

I have about 100 batteries and I charge 30 Afghanis a day from each cart owner.”

Ice Cream Distributor:

Some people can solve their and some others' economic problems by considering some points.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Sayed Rauf, a resident of Wardak province.

Sayed Rauf says about his business, “When I graduated from school 8 years ago, I did not know any occupation and as I had some money, I signed a contract with an ice cream company and opened an ice cream distribution center.

I left my house deed worth about 150,000 Afghanis with the company and they handled me some mobile ice cream carts.

I distributed the ice cream stalls to ice cream retail sellers. My daily net income reaches 800-1500 Afghanis.”