Grant Results Sheet: AKF - Mobilizing public private partnerships in support of women-led small business development
When trying to develop a business, women in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, face multiple obstacles that have to do with their gender and with the challenging economic environment, which affects women more profoundly than men.
The project set out to establish 30 sustainable women-led businesses that would generate incomes for about 500 rural households in these three countries by supporting the fibre value chain. Its specific objectives included:
- value-added processing of fibre
- building institutions
- creating links with international buyers and fibre producers.