Ziagul, 42 year old, is living with her husband and four children – three daughters and one son – in Taqchi village of Dara-i-Suf Bala of Samangan province. Although the husband is responsible for family’s expenses but Ziagul knew that the unstable job of her husband is not adequate to have a better life. She couldn’t afford to buy proper clothes and stationery for her two school-going children. As a responsible mother, Ziagul was also thinking on how to have saving for emergencies.

After she joined Aftab Parast Self Help Group, she took 5,000 AFN as internal loan and used the loan to buy chicken for producing and selling eggs. At the meantime, she regularly participates in business training sessions which have helped her to understand how to do poultry and deal with costumers.

Ziagul can make a monthly income of 2,500 AFN while a few months ago she had zero income. She plans to expand her small poultry to produce and sell more eggs. She says she now can help with her husband on her house expenses, buy new clothes for children and save for emergencies.

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