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3-day ‘Rural Bazaar’ exhibition ends in Bamyan

3-day ‘Rural Bazaar’ exhibition ends in Bamyan

Nov 01, 2017 - 17:35

BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A three-day exhibition aimed at encouraging small investors in central Bamyan province was wrapped up on Wednesday.

The exhibition named “Rural Bazaar” featured 40 production groups and 20 small business groups, all run by women entrepreneurs.

The show supported by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) showcased handicrafts, agricultural products, embroidered works, ladies handbags, slippers and table-cloths.

Mohammad Qadir Akbari, sales manager of the exhibition, told Pajhwok Afghan News their aim was to pave the way for economic development of small women investors.

He said they sold products worth more than 700,000 afghanis during the three-day exhibition.

The expo was attended by businesswomen from different districts of Bamyan province and showcased their products, he said.

“Despite a small market and limited sales, such programs motivate Bamyan women to participate in national and international exhibitions”, Akbari said.

Hawa Gul, manager of Milad Production, who displayed agricultural products such as dried curd, honey and butter, told Pajhwok Afghan News it was her first time participating in an exhibition. She was satisfied with her sales.

She said she earned 5,000 afghanis in the exhibition and hoped more such evemts would take place in future.