The Urgency of Protecting Afghan Women Entrepreneurs’ Gains

The number of Afghan women who own and run businesses grew from zero in 2002 to around 57,000 in 2020, including both licensed and unlicensed businesses. This was remarkable progress in less than two decades. I witnessed firsthand the growth of women in business and know stories of thousands of women from Kabul and other…

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The Battle Against Hunger

Since the genocide against the Tutsis in 1994, Rwanda has fought a battle against its children’s stunting problem. With the country’s population consisting mostly of youth, Rwanda has been pressing efforts to create sustainable resources to transform communities through health andeconomic empowerment. Inspirational women such as Fortunee Uwimana experienced firsthand the loss of not just…

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Weaving Success Through Diversity & Obstacles

Anyone who has ever seen beautiful, handwoven carpets must admit that it takes time and skill, and most importantly, patience for the process. For Zargol Alami, it is a way to put her dedication and abilities to good use toward her wish of expanding the unique handcrafts of Kunduz women throughout the world. Some might…

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Building Economic Stability through Education and Empowerment

Click here for original article. Building Economic Stability through Education and Empowerment By Charlene Lake  Over the last two weeks I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with an incredible group of women entrepreneurs who have traveled thousands of miles to be in Dallas for PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS®. Now in its eighth year, PEACE THROUGH…

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