Want to Empower an Afghan Woman? Give Her Market Access

More than a decade of working on the front lines of development has convinced me of one thing: One of the biggest obstacles for low-income countries on the path to prosperity is lack of access to international markets and buyers.

Consider Afghanistan, where I spent years working for the United Nations and other charities. The war-torn country has countless talented craftspeople who create outstanding products like handcrafted jewelry and intricate wooden trays. The problem? Beyond the local bazaar, access to buyers is limited.

But now, there is a golden opportunity...

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Hedvig Christine Alexander
Hedvig Christine Alexander


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