Poverty is The Roots of Crimes.
Last Updated on Saturday, 29 June 2013 11:30 Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:52
2013-02-12- Kabul, Afghanistan
National Area Based Development Program Successfully completed Carpet weaving project with worth of $57,491 USD in Badghis province. The project funded by the European Union (EU) in Local Economic Development sector. Sixty Destitute women graduated from this vocational training, also they got literacy course and gained economic self-sufficiency.
The carpet weaving and literacy course were started for 60 women by NABDP-MRRD for 6 months. In the completion ceremony of this project, Miss Zubaida Muhseen Gender responsible of NABDP-MRRD stated that the aim of this training was to make women self sufficient, increase their income and provide good livelihood.
She added, that this training was for six months, which have graduated sixty women from., a In addition to each participant NABDP-MRRD gave one complete carpet weaving machine to continue their own business by them self.
Bi Bi Fathima one of the participants, who is responsible for feeding 5 family members, says “before I did not had any work and every day I was going to rich people’s houses of our village for washing their dishes and cloths with other home works, but thus I was getting very less amount of money, but fortunately, now I learnt carpet weaving, can to weave a carpet and I am able to get enough money for my family. Consequently, I am very happy, from my own business.”
Most of women of these villages were unemployed, which made them to face many difficulties in daily life. Now they learnt carpet weaving, they can work and get income to support their families. As a result this is a positive social and economic change in their life and they are now able to send their children to school.
National Area Based Development Program (NABDP) commenced as a joint initiative of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2002, with the goal of contributing to a sustainable reduction of poverty and an improvement of livelihoods in rural Afghanistan. With the support of the international community, MRRD is working to rebuild rural Afghanistan through national Programmes, such as NABDP.