Masooda, who is 23 years old, lives in a household of 5 in District 5, Kabul, Afghanistan.
She is married and passed 4 years of her life in a difficult situation before she started to take a loan from AFSG.
Masooda and her husband Ghulam Mohammad are doing a share business of grocery shop.
Masooda is cleaning the dried fruit and package them and her husband sells them in the shop, in the winter time she makes jam and pickles and vinegar for her husband shop.
She helped her husband and took a loan through AFSG so that her husband can buy lots of goods for his shop. Right now she passed the 1st cycle loan and is continuing with a 2nd loan cycle. She believes that taking a loan and spending it on thier business will create benefits and grow fast.
After 30 years of war in Afghanistatn, an additional challenge was that the war had left its mark on women in Afghanistan. Even after that, many women continued to be restricted to their homes and doubted their ability to cope in the outside world or to run a successful business. Many women who were part of a small home business had no idea of the value of their work or of their products on the market.
So AFSG started to focus and lend only to those women who can be at least a part of the business with the male member of thier family.
Masooda is one of those women who is not allow to go out side of her house but still she is trying to help her family, due to all those problems she AFSG is not able to post her photo on the site but perfer to have her husband on his working.