ENTREPRENEURS RECEIVE STARTUP KITS
Hand in Hand Afghanistan as part of its capacity development in order to create sustainable enterprises and jobs; conducts vocational skills training for members of SHGs and provides enterprise startup kits to help rural men and women to start or enhance their micro-enterprises.During this reporting period, 715 members of SHGs (78% Female) received enterprise startup kits as following:
SHG MONTHLY SAVINGS AND LOAN SUMMARY
During this reporting period total AFN 1,254,593 have been saved internally by SHG members supported by HiH Af, and AFN 1,696,350 have been internally lent by SHG members for the enterprise creation/enhancement.
Enterprise startup kits and internal loans have resulted in creation of 1,060 jobs (79% Female) through micro-enterprises run by SHG members.
SHG MEMBERS STARTED RECEIVING LIFE SKILLS TRAINING
Self Help Group members are trained on basic literacy and numeracy to help them run their micro-enterprises.
During the month of November second phase of Life Skills Training for Entrepreneurs (LSTE) started in all three districts of Sarepul province. LSTE classes are conducted over a period of 6 months and this phase will be completed by April 2017.
Total 35 LSTE classes have been established in below mentioned districts of Sarepul province which covers total 902 (70% Female) rural entrepreneurs as following:
During these training members learn basic reading, writing and numeracy skills which help them to record their business income and expenditures and calculate their profit and loss. Members also receive information about different types of enterprises and increased awareness about their social responsibilities.