KABUL: More than 100 women have displayed their handicraft products in an international exhibition titled ‘Bahar-e-Naw’, held in Kabul for four days.
Some female entrepreneurs said that holding such an exhibition was important to motivate women to display and find market for their handicraft products, ToloNews reported the other day.
“We, the women, are motivated and when we are motivated, we can work,” said Pashton Amiri, a female entrepreneur, as quoted by the TV.
Their products are handmade materials made from precious stones, textile and other materials. All of the organizers and participants of the exhibitions are women who came from various provinces of the country to display their handicraft products, according to the source.
“The number of our employees includes 72 women working with us, 32 women are working with me,” said Fatima Hossieni, a female entrepreneur.
“We were not able to visit the traders because the section for females is separated from the male. The men couldn’t visit our displays,” said Noorzia Safi, a female entrepreneur.
A German entrepreneur called Setara said that she has been working in the rose business for the past seven years in Afghanistan.
Setara, who is one of the participants of the exhibition, said that in the rose season she hired around
150 female employees.
The visitors of this exhibition are also women. They called on the people to use domestic products in order to support domestic entrepreneurs.
Female entrepreneurs urged the Islamic Emirate (IEA) to support women traders and to facilitate such an exhibition as holding
such exhibition could be effective for their business, the private TV channel said.