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Arzu Studio Hope creates oasis of opportunity for Afghan women

A rug-weaving tool hangs were a student left it at the Arzu Studio Hope compound in the Dragon Valley west of the town of Bamyan. Women enrolled in the program receive higher-than average compensation for their work as weavers and they, their children, and any female in the household are required to attend literacy classes. The women also have access to day care for their children, a laundry, a kitchen, and a garden where they can grow their own vegetables and herbs. Older children can also learn the skills to weave rugs.



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This work, Arzu Studio Hope creates oasis of opportunity for Afghan women [Image 11 of 14], by SGT Ken Scar, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.20.2012

Date Posted:07.12.2012 00:48

Photo ID:622333

VIRIN:120620-A-ZU930-015

Resolution:2700x1793

Size:1.05 MB

Location:BAMYAN PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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  • Two local girls enjoy the Arzu Studio Hope garden and playground in Dragon Valley, west of the town of Bamyan, June 20, 2012. Women enrolled the Arzu program receive higher-than average compensation for their work as rug weavers, and are required to attend literacy classes. They also have access to day care for their children, hot water to wash clothes, a kitchen, and a garden where they can grow their own vegetables and herbs. Older children attend classes before and after weaving the rugs.
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  • An Afghan woman weaves an Afghan rug in her home in the Dragon Valley region of Bamyan, Afghanistan, an area that was once a Taliban stronghold. The woman is employed by Arzu Studio Hope, a nonprofit organization that provides income to Afghan women by sourcing and selling the rugs they weave. Arzu helps weavers and their families break the cycle of poverty by providing them above market compensation and access to education and healthcare. Arzu founder, Connie Duckworth, visited Helmand province in search of possible locations to expand the organization.

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Arzu Studio Hope creates oasis of opportunity for Afghan women

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