The USAID-funded Goldozi Project (“Goldozi,” or “embroidery,”), is a project that aims to create 15,500 new and better jobs in the embroidered products value chain, primarily for women, in Afghanistan. Goldozi will create jobs for 500 lead entrepreneurs (LEs), each of whom will promote, facilitate, maintain, and coach networks of up to 30 women embroiderers (WEs) in Kabul and many other provinces, on technical, business, financial, and sales matters. LEs will be supported through a three-phase training program, refresher trainings, an innovative mobile application, and family forums to sensitize family members to the value of supporting a female wage earner. As a result, LEs should be able to earn a living through this work, and the WEs they support should earn an increased income.
Under this Goldozi Support Grant and in support of Goldozi’s larger project aims, Afghan Women’s Educational Center (AWEC) will reach 120 LEs and 3600 WEs in both Kabul (65/1950) and Herat (55/1650) province and will carry out the below objectives in a period of 28 months ( from Nov 2019 till Jan 2022):