Painting on the Felt

   Written by: Yama Rahi

In the past few decades, many Afghans immigrated to the neighboring countries and there they learned different professions and when they came back to Afghanistan, they have took benefit of their abilities and started their activities inside the country.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked Ghulam Nabi, a resident of Kabul city.

Ghulam Nabi says: “I have started painting 20 years ago and about 10 year before I started painting on the felt. When I was a refugee in one of our neighboring countries, I learned the basics of painting. As I was not able to do hard work, so I started to paint on the felt. I was painting on the felt according to the orders of my customers.

Painting on the felt takes less time than painting on a paper or a board. It has more benefit and it’s unique in its kind.

I get four thousand five hundred Afghanis net benefit from each painting on 50x70 cm felt and I could finish one painting in about 4 hours. I get 1-3 orders daily and I am happy with my work.”

House Cleaning Services:

Samira Sadat is the owner of a house cleaning Services Company. AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to her about her activity.

Samira says: “I was working as a reporter. One year ago I decided to open a company of house cleaning services.

Before opening the company, I talked to some families and offices about my work and they encouraged me, and then I opened the company. At the beginning,I trained about 5 midwives for this purpose. My main aim was to train them to have good behavior with the customers and perform their jobs honestly and now the number of midwives reaches to 20 persons.

We present the services in the following fields: painting and cleaning homes and offices, shifting, gardening, washing clothes, cooking and sweeping.

We have three packages of services: monthly package for 6 thousand Afghanis; every other day monthly service wage is 3 thousand Afghanis and daily service wage is 600 Afghanis.

Our working hours start at 8:00 am and end at 4:00 pm.

Our more customers are families and some offices.”