President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Acknowledges Zardozi
Afghanistan President Dr. Ashraf Ghani in the First National Conference of NGOs foremost appreciated and paid tribute to Zardozi’s continuous services and the establishment of Nesfe Jahan Association for women’s economic empowerment in Afghanistan.
President Ghani in his speech said that, “When the foreign aid was cut off to Zardozi, it did not stop its work but extended it further to support the women in need.” He also added that, “Women who had never stepped outside their houses are making important contributions to the economy of their country today.”
To be mentioned, it is not the first time Zardozi’s services are receiving valuable recognition but the organization was also invited by Ms. Rula Ghani, the First Lady of Afghanistan to her office and promised for future cooperation.
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.