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Setting up a business

Housing, vocational training and direct support at the airport

The "Afghan Women Association for Rehabilitation and Development" (AWARD) offers temporary housing support and helps you to get professional training and to start your own business.

AWARD also offers assistance directly at the airport as well as temporary accommodation immediately after your return. After that, you can get assistance in the form of furniture or rent subsidies.

In addition, you can earn a daily wage for short term directly after your arrival via cash-for-work measures.


For this, AWARD offers the following:

  • Vocational training
  • Consulting on setting up a business
  • Material support for starting a business
  • Training courses in accounting for women and men

The offers are available, for example for these professions:

  • Tailoring
  • Embroidery
  • Mobile Repairing
  • Plumbing
  • Carpet weaving
  • Carpentry
  • Vehicle Repair

AWARD is active in Kabul and Nangarhar province.

Worth knowing Location: Kabul and Nangarhar Support for women and men
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Support for job search and business start-up for returnees

The Better Makers Social Organization (BMSO) will support you in finding work upon your return. For this, BMSO offers the following:

  • vocational training
  • start-up courses and counselling
  • on the job training and internships
  • trainings for job search skills
  • job placement

After completing the training courses, you can receive support in the form of material goods to start your own business. This is possible in three areas:

  • mobile repairing
  • plumbing
  • tailoring

BMSO is active in the provinces of Kabul, Balkh and Herat.

Worth knowing Location: Kabul, Balkh, Herat Support for women and men
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