Sayed Shafiullah had faced tough economic challenges in his life before he came to know about HiH Afghanistan activities in his home district of Dar-e-Sul Payeen of Samangan province. Because he was not a skillful labor, he had to work as hired laborer to make his family’s expenses. “I worked as mason, carts-man, puncture-man and experienced different tasks that I was good to none of them.” said 26 years old Shafiullah. This all changed when Matiullah, his neighbor, introduced him to services that had been providing by Hand in Hand Afghanistan for new entrepreneurs. He joined Maiwand SHG and had 1800 AFN initial Saving. He eagerly followed steps and got trained on how to select an occupation, how to receive loans, how to do marketing.
Understanding the very basic information of entrepreneurship, Shafiullah was interested to establish a poultry form and raise chickens. He later joined a CIG of 13 members and received 650 broilers from HiH-AF.
Now Shafiulah is a well-known businessman in his home village of Tajik Dehe. He has established a market linkage with nearby districts and sells chicken to various whole-sellers and retailers in Dar-e-Suf Payeen district. Expanding his business, Shafiullah now hired two employees to help him run the poultry form. He now has monthly income of 20,000 AFN that can help him provide family’s expenses and have a saving for emergencies.