The gap in the Markets of Afghanistan

   Written by: Hesamuddin Hamdard

If someone wants to start an economic activity, he/she has to consider some important points. One of these points is the gap in the market.

The writer/producer AEPO has talked to Khair Ahmad Sirat, a resident of Khair Khana, Kabul city who has built a swimming pool for youths.

Khair Ahmad says: Two points caused me to build a swimming pool, one is the gap in the market and the other is the need of the residences. As I saw that there was no swimming pool in the area, and youths were walking a long-distance for swimming pool, I decided to a build a covered swimming pool.

At the beginning, an engineer helped me to choose the place for the pool, then we bought the land for it.

Our daily expenses reach to 10 thousand Afghanis and our income starts from 5000-30,000 Afghanis daily and this amount varies in winter.

60% youths, 20% children and 20 % aged people are our customers.


Naim, a resident of Laghmani village of Parwan province has a built a greenhouse in his village.

He says: I have learned greenhouse making from my father. I raise 40-50 kinds of flowers in all seasons of the year.

I employed four workers to work in the greenhouse during winter but this number increases to 10-15 workers in the spring.

We raise decorative flowers during winter and each flower vase could be sold up to 10-15 thousand Afghanis. our most customers are from Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif.