Afghanistan: Kabul witnessing rise in women street vendors

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 31 Aug 2022, 06:10 am Print

Afghanistan: Kabul witnessing rise in women street vendors Women Street Vendors

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Kabul: Kabul city is witnessing a rise in women vendors amid rising poverty in Afghanistan following the takeover of the country by Taliban forces.

They told Tolo News that they have to perform difficult labor due to financial difficulties.

Bi Bi Ko sells handicrafts near a school in the capital, and says that she is the sole breadwinner of her family and that her young son was disabled in one of the security events and is unable to work.

"I have been working here for eighteen years, in these eighteen years I have not seen a single person who gave money,” Bi Bi Ko said.told Tolo News.

"We ask the Islamic Emirate to help us stop working on the streets,” Nazanin told the news portal.

The exact number of these women is still not clear.

The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA) said it is trying to provide work opportunities for them.

“Those women who do not have guardians or husbands and have small children, and are the breadwinners of their families--we have plans to find employment for them within the Islamic Sharia hijab at their homes,”  Makhdom Abdul Salam Sadat, deputy of the Ministry of Labor, told Tolo News.