MALALAI JOYA:T H E BRAVE ST WOM A N I N A F G H A N ISTAN
TABLE OF CONTENTSI. Background I. Where’s the need?II. Snapshot of Our CompanyIII. Our MissionIV. Products and ServicesV. Breakdown of Finances I. Start-up expenses II. Source of incomeVI. Scalability I. Redefining scalabilityVII. Impact
THE STATE OFWOMEN INAFGHANISTANS ev e r e b u r n sa f te r a na t te m p te dsuicide
SNAPSHOT OF OUR COMPANY NewStar t is a social enterprise whose goal is to act as a safe, confidential alternative for women in Kandahar, Afghanistan who want to escape dangerous or damaging home situations . The shelter will act as an empowerment center where women learn the skills to be self-reliant The women will raise and sell livestock, dairy, and eggs for two reasons: 1: To help support the center’s costs 2: To provide affordable food to the surrounding area
OUR MISSIONAt NewStart, our mission is to providea supportive and inspiringenvironment for women who want tobecome forces of positive changein Afghanistan through breaking thecultural and economic barriersthat hold them down.
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Products Services Basic primary education (including Job skills trainingGoats: goat arithmetic and literacy courses)milk and young First aid training Courses in sexual education and general healthChickens: eggs Psychological Childcare counselingand young Housing and food will be provided Support group meetings in which the women can share their stories and learn from those of others