Zardozi’s first female regional manager
We are pleased to announce that Zardozi- Markets for Afghan Artisans welcomes its first female regional manager in Zardozi’s leadership. Ms. Aziza Karimi who has recently been hired as the regional manager in Herat province comes with great qualifications, experience and new ideas for the promotion and development of less privileged afghan women.
On Wednesday, August 29, 2018, Zardozi’s Executive Director, Ms. Homa Usmany introduced Ms. Aziza Karimi to her new office in an event where Justice Chief, Ghulam Mahommad Rahmani; Deputy Head of Department of Economy, Mr. Hossieni; Head of the Craft and Trade Union, Mr. Abdul Wadood Faizzada; Chief of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Women, Maryam Jami; and Head of the Women’s Worker’s Union and representative of the Human Rights Commission, Ms. Malaka Resoly were also invited.
At the beginning of the event, Ms. Usmany spoke about Zardozi’s activities and enlightened the guests about how the organization finds and expands markets for Afghan women where their businesses can grow and flourish while also providing them with business training. During the speeches, Mr. Ghulam Mahommad Rahmani also spoke on the significance and need of female managers and appreciated Ms. Karimi for her courage and commitment to women empowerment and their economic growth. He said that women are the pillars of the society; therefore they have to take vital positions in various sections.
Ms. Karimi thanked Zardozi and called on government to support the organization’s objective to save women from domestic violence and financial breakdown. Zardozi looks forward to working with Aziza Karimi and wishes her success in all of her endeavors.
ZARDOZI is a local non‐government and non-profit organization aiming to provide economic and social services to Afghan women in four provinces such as Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad and Kapisa with its main office in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Zardozi, under some of the most challenging circumstances for women in the world, has developed innovative ways to enable extremely poor women to become entrepreneurs. Zardozi hard learned lessons in developing solutions for poor Afghan women includes not only capacity building but also practical, on-going business support provided through grass roots, community-based business centres. Zardozi already works with over 6,000 poor women and is aiming to reach a higher target in the next years.
Zardozi receives donor funding from the Canadian Government through Global Affairs Canada. The funding runs from March 2017 to March 2021 which makes a substantial contribution towards the costs of Zardozi’s programs to achieve its goals and objectives.