Employees Capacity Building

Written by: Aqsa Sediqi

Capacity building of employees brings positive changes in business. AEPO’s writer/producer had a trip to Mar-e-Sharif, Balkh province and there she has talked to Hakima Sultani, the director of a production company.

Hakima talks about her business: “I am a photographer and a student of journalism and I have a production company.  When I found out that most families do not like a male photographer to take their photos of make films or their parties, so I hired four girls for this purpose.

The girls did not how to take a photo or make a film. I asked an instructor from Kabul city and he trained them professionally for 3 months. Now we have about 50 photographers. They all can film and edit. At the beginning, they were inviting us to about 4-5 ceremonies monthly but now our colleagues go to more than 15 different parties daily and even some days we reject the order too.”

 Ice Cream:

In some families of Afghanistan, only men are working outside the home and most of them could not fulfill all the necessities of the families but some families have found a solution to this problem.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Salima, a resident of Pulcharkhia area, district 9, Kabul city.

Salima says: “When I was in a foreign country, I learned how to make ice cream from one of our neighbors. When we came back to our country, my husband was a ragman but he could get enough money for solving our economic problems. I suggested him to start selling ice cream and he accepted.

I and my daughters prepare ice cream at home and my husband sells them on the kart in the lanes.

Sugar, milk and food color are the ingredients of the ice creams that we are preparing at home and then we put it in a plastic tube.  We prepare about 250 ice creams daily. The price of each ice cream is about 5 Afghanis and we get about 2.5 Afghanis benefit from each ice cream tube and we have bought a private house from the benefit of selling ice cream.”