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22 Afghan Social Innovations

Cooperatives, Social Enterprises and Art Supporting Afghanistan

— March 20, 2012 — Social Good
Skincare cooperatives, accessories that support childhood education, and fair trade soccer balls that employ Afghan women are just a few of the social innovations featured in this series. There are also art projects geared at awareness as well as keynote speeches from people addressing major issues faced by the war-torn country.

For the most part, these social enterprises are geared at supporting and empowering women in Afghanistan, particularly those who are struggling to find economic independence. Also included in this collection of Afghan social innovations are entrepreneurs like Connie Duckworth, who employs female weavers in Afghanistan, Barb Stegman who founded The 7 Virtues oils, Gayle Lemmon who speaks about Afghani female entrepreneurs, and David Mikkelsen whose low-cost mobile tools reconnect refugees.
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Refugees United
Refugees United
David Mikkelsen Discusses How to Bring Lost Loved Ones Together
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Cultural Photography
Cultural Photography
Monika Bulaj Showcases Afghanistan's Hidden Light
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Empathy-Generating Games
Empathy-Generating Games
CultureShock: Afghanistan Will Teach U.S. Soldiers to Relate to Afghans
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Social Business TV Specials
Social Business TV Specials
The Dragons' Den Update Features Ethical Perfume Company The 7 Virtues
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Entrepreneurial Women
Entrepreneurial Women
Gayle Lemmon Discusses Successful Small Business Ventures in Afghanistan
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Fair Trade Sports Gear
Fair Trade Sports Gear
Handmade DOSTI Soccer Balls Employ Afghan Women
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Connie Duckworth, Founder of ARZU (INTERVIEW)
Connie Duckworth, Founder of ARZU (INTERVIEW)
Offering Employment to Weavers in Afghanistan
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Viewer-Named Ethical Fragrances
Viewer-Named Ethical Fragrances
The Noble Rose of Afghanistan Named by History Television Audience
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14
Sustainable, Empowering Rugs
Sustainable, Empowering Rugs
'Arzu Studio Hope' Offers Employment to Women in Afghanistan
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Cataclysmic Combat Captures
Cataclysmic Combat Captures
Balazs Gardi Photographs the War in Afghanistan Using an iPhone App
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Peace Through Accordions
Peace Through Accordions
Gregory Warner Documents His Musical Journey Through Afghanistan
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Scarves for Education
Scarves for Education
Zaanha Fashions Help Send Children in Afghanistan to School
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Barb Stegemann, CEO of The 7 Virtues (INTERVIEW)
Barb Stegemann, CEO of The 7 Virtues (INTERVIEW)
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Peace Perfumes
Peace Perfumes
The Vetiver of Haiti Fragrance by The 7 Virtues Helps Rebuild Communities
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Social Skateboarding Schools
Social Skateboarding Schools
The Diesel Skateistan Project Teaches an Important Lesson
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Encouraging Youth Activism
Encouraging Youth Activism
'Three Cups of Tea' by Greg Mortenson
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Afghan Heritage Jewelry
Afghan Heritage Jewelry
The Pippa Small for Turquoise Mountain Collection is Jewelry with a Cause
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Female-Owned Design Studios
Female-Owned Design Studios
'Creative Women' Supports Economic Independence in the Majority World
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4
War-Torn Contemporary Art Shows
War-Torn Contemporary Art Shows
‘Living Traditions' Unites Iran, Pakistan & Afghanista
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Scented Afghan Oils
Scented Afghan Oils
The 7 Virtues Offers Organic Fragrances Harvested from Legal Crops
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Cosmetic Cooperatives
Cosmetic Cooperatives
Arghand Sources Soap and Skincare Materials from Kandahar, Afghanistan
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Profoundly Rich Photography
Profoundly Rich Photography
The Steve McCurry Retrospective is a Voyage of Art and Life
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