In Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, business development is based on informal connections, which discourages poor people – especially women – from starting businesses. This project established sustainable women-led businesses by supporting fibre processing and creating links with international buyers.
By providing opportunities to increase incomes through activities known as women’s work, the project challenged gender inequalities and raised women’s incomes.
Linking smallholder fibre processors with international buyers has opened new markets and business opportunities for rural women.
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.