Businesses in the ABADE Program Honored in Kabul for Global Entrepreneurship Week

19-Nov-2015 Categories: Afghanistan Press Releases

On November 17, in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, USAID hosted an event at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul and recognized 34 ABADE investment partners.

Together, these Afghan entrepreneurs have invested $46 million to expand their businesses and create 3,500 jobs in the Kabul area over the next several years. The 34 companies range from food manufacturing and agribusiness, clothing and furnishings production, construction materials production, metal fabrication, steel mills, to carpentry, digital printing and geoscience services.

IESC began implementing the ABADE Program in 2012. The program’s investment partnerships with Afghan small and medium-sized enterprises help reduce the risks involved with business expansion, sustain growth and create new jobs.

Read the full USAID press release.

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