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Wider Europe: Aid for Trade for Central Asia,South Caucasus and Western CIS

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The women of Namangan - take a needle & make money

22-May-2013, by Daniele Gelz, UNDP, via web

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Video credit: AfT project, UNDP

The Aid for Trade project has been supporting women entrepreneurs in Namangan, Uzbekistan. These women wanted a means to make some extra money and also a way to be officially employed. So they got together and created a cooperative (to do some beautiful embroidery), with some small support of the AfT project they quickly managed to become profitable - increasing the income of their members by 2.5 times. Watch their story here: