Meet the women entrepreneurs of Herat

In Herat, Western Afghanistan, women entrepreneurs participated in the women-only market days, funded by the European Union and implemented through UNDP’s flagship programme, ABADEI. These are their stories.


ABADEI Programme

The substantial projects of UNDP Afghanistan, spanning a broad spectrum of cash for work, unconditional cash transfer, rehabilitation of infrastructure, supporting women enterprise and the private sector, agriculture, water, health, education, energy, and social cohesion, is under the giant umbrella of ABADEI. This UNDP crisis response initiative for Afghanistan aims to provide the most vulnerable Afghans with the means to survive and contribute to their community.  <read more>

Abdallah Al Dardari, Resident Representative, UNDP Afghanistan.

UNDP has more than 50 years of experience in economic revival and supporting fragile livelihoods

UNDP in Afghanistan


About Afghanistan


Total population in millions

41 %

Population aged 0 - 14

35 %

Population aged 10 - 24

57 %

Population aged 15 - 64


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