||Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees (DACAAR) is established in Peshawar, Pakistan as an embroidery income generating project for Afghan refugee women pouring across the border from Afghanistan.
||DACAAR starts working across the border in Afghanistan providing emergency relief.
||DACAAR starts development work across the border in Afghanistan in a variety of sectors but mainly water supply and agriculture.
||DACAAR moves main office from Peshawar to Kabul, leaving the income generating project in Peshawar still working with Afghan refugee women.
||DACAAR transfers the still Peshawar-based income generating project to a new Afghan NGO – Zardozi, registered with the Ministry of Economy, Kabul.
||Zardozi receives donor funding to start work in Afghanistan with poor women, linking them to local markets. Zardozi remains one NGO but views itself as having two parts: Zardozi Enterprise (employing Afghan refugee women in Pakistan to produce for a shop selling to expatriates in Kabul) and Zardozi Programme (donor funded and working with poor Afghan women, linking them to local markets).
||Zardozi Programme works with poor Afghan women (clients) to establish a membership-based, grass roots, business support organisation called Nisfe Jahan. Nisfe Jahan is registered with the Ministry of Justice.
||Zardozi is registered in the United Kingdom as Zardozi Enterprise (UK) limited, company No: 9310063 incorporated under the companies Act 2006 as of the 13th November 2014. Zardozi will use 100% of the profits from Zardozi Enterprise will be dedicated to supporting Afghan female Artisan’s and Micro Entrepreneurs.