NEILI (Pajhwok): Businesswomen in central Daikundi province complain of the deteriorating economic situation and a sharp decline in the number of clients.
Masooma Haidari, the owner of a big handcraft market, regretted that her business ran into a recession recently.
Haidari, who once headed a 40-member businesswomen association, told Pajhwok Afghan News: “Half of the members have quit their businesses due to lack of market and they cannot stage a comeback.”
Benazir Hussaini is another woman, who has been in business for the past14 years, selling different clothes for men and women.
Hussaini, who once reaped a significant income from her business, has lost all her customers and profit as well.
She asked the government to advise the public to buy their products so that their business could flourish again.
Meanwhile, officials of Neili municipality acknowledged the problems being faced by businesswomen.
Mayor Zainul Abidin Usmani told Pajhwok that 19 women were running businesses in the provincial capital at one point in time. But the number slumped to eight a year ago. At the moment, he explained, only fout of them were still in business.