In a six-month period, 500 women were trained in wool-spinning throughout Balkh, Faryab, Jawzjan, Faryab and Sare-pul provinces. Upon completion, the participants received a spinning wheel, a chair and five kilograms of wool that can help them independently produce woolen thread for the local market. Women trained through this program are now able to spin 2-3 kilograms of wool on a daily basis that brings them 300-400 AFN per day.
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|Shamshad TV||Thursday, 30 June 2011|
A donor organization began vocational training for hundreds of underprivileged women in North of Afghanistan. Officials say it will enable women to earn a decent living for their families.
Hundreds of women from North learned to weave wool and earn money to fulfill their daily needs. The women who were provided the training through a donor organization, all expenditure were given by people of United Sates.
The women say they can earn 300-400 AFN per day through weaving wool and make yarn for carpets and rugs.
A woman: “there are two shifts. From 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. I come at 12:00 PM and full two spinning wheels which is around half Kilogram.”
Another woman: “we are poor people. It is a kind of help with us. It really has effect. What we old can do is to come here to spin wool. It is good for us.”
Director of the training, Rabia Mariam, said they have trained tens of women in Jawzjan in this field. Less than five hundreds women are busy working in all northern provinces.
She added that as here is much more need for weaving yarn they gave priority to those provinces.
Rabia Mariam: “the program was implemented in five provinces; Samangan, Balkh, Sare-pul, Jawzjan and Faryab within six months.”
She says where there is supply, there is demand for it.
However, the women want other organizations to provide such work opportunity for them to learn skills and earn money.
Abdul Latif Sahak,
|Aryana TV||Thursday, 30 June 2011|
They get 400-500 AFN wage daily. Women from five northern provinces of Afghanistan; Samangan, Balkh, Jawzjan, Sare-pul and Faryab work in this project.
Director of Women Affairs of Jawzjan says the women are now able to solve their problems themselves.
She says the women were jobless before and were faced with economic problems. So, they couldn’t tackle their families’ problems.
She added they can weave around 3 Kg wool daily.
|Lemar TV||Thursday, 30 June 2011|
500 underprivileged women received wool spinning training in North of Afghanistan through a program. Officials of the training say that the project was implemented within six months with total cost of 200,000 USD funded by USAID in five Northern provinces.
Most of the women who have been trained on wool spinning were widow and poor. Officials say with learning wool spinning, they are able to earn 500 AFN per day, now.
Rabia Mariam, director of the training: “they have learned spinning yarn technically and professionally. They now can change 2 or 3 kilogram wool into yarn. They spin one kilo wool for 80 AFN. It has very good impact on women’s economic lives.”
A beneficiary: “I was a poor woman. They provide such opportunity for us. I’m very grateful to them.”
Another beneficiary: “we were assisted. May Allah give them rewards. We are poor and widow.”
The wool spinning program is not only implemented in Northern part of the country for poor and vulnerable women but also undertake in other provinces. The program aims at developing industries and improving economic conditions of underprivileged women.
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