We train and coach the Afghans so that they can work for a better future. To do so, we initiate social enterprises.
What is a social enterprise? Just like a normal company, a social enterprise makes a profit. Although such an enterprise is neither dependent on donations, nor on other forms of support, profit-making is not its main objective. Instead, the mission of the social enterprise is dominant, being that it must always address a social problem.
Such a form of non-traditional development aid is also generally advised by the part of the Dutch government that is responsible for foreign trade and development cooperation. The current Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, also explicitly states that aid organisations are only welcome in Afghanistan if they offer a combination of aid, trade and investment.
Thanks to the Internet, the distance between our Afghan managers and the Dutch headquarters is very short. The daily contact on both sides keeps the communication channels functioning well and openly. The bookkeeping and administration of all the projects is monitored via our online portal.