Some businesswomen expressed their concern about the lack of a market for their products and said that the lack of a suitable market has made them face economic challenges. Yalda Shafaq, who has provided work for nearly 300 women in a sewing workshop in Kabul, wants the support of the citizens of the country and the Islamic Emirate for businesswomen.
“It’s been two months that the work has been completely ruined and there is no work at all. We still did not accept failure,” said Yalda Shafaq. “Women are faced with lots of challenges, especially the women who are breadwinners,” said Friba Naseeri, a businesswoman.
Meanwhile, some women who enjoy working and training in the workshop want the current government to provide work for businesswomen. “For us, it will be a place to sell and be an exhibition because we display our handicrafts, it will be useful for us,” said Lena, a teacher in the workshop.
“When the girls come to work here, they have to help us so that they have a job of their own,” said Mursal, a worker. Meanwhile, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced the holding of the exhibition in the near future and said that they are trying to provide more facilities for businesswomen in the country. “We have a plan for an exhibition, we are working on the same project, which of course is from the Women’s Chamber of Commerce,” said Salma Yousufzai, CEO of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry.