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Sughira, works at weaving silk

12 May 2012, Herat, Afghanistan : Sughira, sixteen years old, works at weaving silk on a loom at carpet and silk weaving centre located in the historic Herat Citadel that is funded under the auspices of the Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Project (AREDP)..She earns around 50 Afghanis ($US1) per meter and can make around 4 meters per day.. AREDP enhances participation of the rural poor in economic activities by providing business development services, improving their access to finance and strengthening market linkages and value chains. The project is running with around 750 Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) which are likley to be the key rivers of rurl employment.Picture by Graham Crouch / World Bank


Photo ID: 120512_Herat Carpet Weaving AREDP_009

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Taken on May 12, 2012