Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Program (AREDP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) seeks to create employment opportunities and eradicate poverty situation in the rural communities, therefore a work team of this program left for Balkh province.
The aforesaid team and local officials of the AREDP visited various villages of Dehdai and Nahr-e-shahi districts. They explained the basic objectives of the program and economic growth of rural families through creation of career fields which will be established through the program.
Likewise officials of the program participated in the separate meetings of saving groups in Dehdadi and Nahr-e-shahi districts. They visited various Small Enterprises which have been launched through saving groups of AREDP/ MRRD.
“With the cooperation of women employees of the AREDP saving groups have been created, the groups accepted to buy tailoring and embroidery machines and instruments for producing of soap in accord with the procedures of saving groups.” Mrs. Nargis cashier in the saving groups of Basharat, Hambastagi and Omulbilad stated.
The professional and skilled women are not only present their products to Rabia Balkhi Bazaar, thorough this way they have their own incomes and trained the newly joined members too.
With further support of the AREDP/MRRD the women in Pashtonkot district will get permanent jobs in their homes. It is worth mentioning that in the villages of Nahr Shahi, Dehdadi and Khulm districts 190 saving groups have created through AREDP with the cooperation of CDC’s. Three other districts of Balkh province will be covered through AREDP during current year.