During February 2015, Hand in Hand Afghanistan with financial support from Hand in Hand International expanded its activities into two more districts (Keshindeh and Shortepa) of Balkh Province where a total of 3,000 members are going to be mobilized, capacitated and supported to establish or expand their microenterprises in both districts.
Expansion of 18 microenterprises (14 female and 4 male) under the “Supporting Rural Entrepreneurship and Promoting Women’s Socio-economic Empowerment” project in Dara-e-Suf Bala and Payan districts of Samangan Province which has resulted in creation of 18 jobs for the community members.
Sum of AFN 77,000 recollected as repayments of EIF loan from groups during the month of February 2015 which has increased the repayment rate to 83%.
Sum of AFN 530,385 saved within the groups by members in Dara-e-Suf Bala, Dara-e-Suf Payan districts of Samangan province and Aqcha district of Jawzjan Province.
24 internal loans have taken place among the group members with a total value of AFN 192,900 in Dara-e-suf Bala and Dara-e-suf Payan of Samangan province and Aqcha district of Jawzjan Province. Internal loans utilized for the expansion of members existing enterprises.
The coordination meeting has taken place under the “Supporting Rural Entrepreneurship and Promoting Women’s Socio-economic Empowerment” project in Dara-e-Suf district office, Samangan province to orient and update the relevant stakeholders about the project progress. The participants included but not limited to the representatives from Dara-e-Suf Bala and Payan District Governor Offices, Agriculture, Rural Rehabilitation and Education Departments; Head of DDAs and CDCs; Head of Islamic Scholars Council, Community Influential, Security Officials and Head of Provincial Economy Directorate.
The team including Director of Samangan Economy Directorate, Head of Labor and Social Affairs, Rural Rehabilitation and Development Departments and Dara-e-Suf Payan District Governor Secretary have paid monitoring visit to Hand in Hand Afghanistan’s project in both Dara-e-Suf Bala and Payan District. They visited 12 groups in different locations and were happy by progress of entire project made so far and their feedback was very good.