Mrs. Malika Qanih, Owner of Sun Pharma, Supervises Work Activities Her Plant in Kabul, Afghanistan
Mrs. Malika Qanih, owner of Sun Pharma, supervises her workers at her plant in Kabul, Afghanistan. Sun Pharma is the first woman-owned pharmaceutical company in the country, and the company prioritizes hiring women. The USAID-funded Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprises (ABADE) Program provides critical support to Sun Pharma, to expand its product line to include standard-quality liquid vitamin syrup for the Afghanistan market. The ABADE Program spurs economic growth in Afghanistan by assisting small and medium companies to innovate, expand, and modernize their businesses through equipment procurement and technical support. These leveraged partnerships encourage more direct investments by Afghan companies in Afghanistan.
Credit: Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprises (ABADE) Program/Steve Dorst