Meet the Women

Fatima

Kabul, Afghanistan

Profession
Construction
Country
Afghanistan
partner school
Thunderbird School of Global Management and the American University of Afghanistan
The 10,000 Women program is a wonderful program around the world and this is the one that opened our minds to the business world. I am honored that I am one of students of this program. I appreciate this business training program and I am sure those who passed this program.

Business Overview

I am working as Deputy Director of a construction company. I started my road and construction business in 2002. My first clients were national and international organizations.

Challenges

I faced lots of problems in my business with security, finance and how to maintain clients and keep in touch with them.

Results

Since graduating from 10,000 Women, I have hired three additional female employees — two are engineers and one is an administrator. I now have 76 employees. I have also registered my business with Peace Dividend Trust.When I graduated from 10,000 women I learned how to keep my clients and how to manage our finance department. I also learned how to write my business plan and learned how to communicate with and retain my clients — which include USAID, LBG and Afghan companies like AMIREFA.

Future Goals

Our next step is produce different size gravel and asphalt and I want to hire more professional female engineers. I want to have a good team of female engineers. And I hope to have more projects and have branches all over Afghanistan and some other countries in the future. I also hope to hire more employees and buy more equipment.

I want to build schools for male and female students and want to start a private school for children from five to eighteen years old. And I will use the best and most modern system and technology.

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