Mobile Ovens

   Written by: Hasamuddin Hamdard

If you are directing a project or an organization, at the end of each month you have to pay salary to the employees but if you have learned a skill and learn it to your family members, you might get more benefit.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Shabeer Ahmad Hameed, the editor of children books.

Hameed says: “I started my work with 140 Afghanis and a computer one year ago. I prepared a book for children and shared it with some schools in Kabul city. They liked it and I got the order of 600 copies of the book. Then we printed about 1000 copies of the book and after selling them, we expanded our work and we print and distribute about 12000-47000 copies of the different volume of books monthly. I started the work alone and now my spouse is helping me in the graphic of the books and I have hired 19 employees too. We have founded a kindergarten from the benefit of our business.

Mobile Ovens:

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Sheer Afghan, a resident of Shakardara district, Kabul province who makes mobile ovens.

Shir Afghan says: “at the beginning, I was driving a rickshaw, later I was selling charcoals and about 5 years ago, I started oven making. I make ovens in 4 different sizes according to the order of the customers.

The large ovens are for the bakers and the small ones are for the families to use them at homes.

I make the small oven in a special barrel that could be easily moved from one place to the other.

I prepare the oven from a special soil found only in Paghman district, Kabul province.

I prepare the mud in three days and then I can make 4 small size ovens in one day and one large size oven could be made in two days.  I get 200-300 benefit from each barrel oven and the price of large size oven reaches to 2-4 thousand Afghanis.