Saffron of Afghanistan

    Meet the spice that could spark a social enterprise.

    In recent years, saffron has been introduced as a healthy alternative to opium in Afghanistan, and its processing has created jobs for women in the country. Afghanistan-born Tariq Habibyar wants to capitalise on this, and create a factory that will process saffron and sell it, fair trade – thus providing jobs for local women and the disadvantaged in Afghanistan. But to get there, he needs your help – and so we had a chat to him about why you should be pledging.

    Why do you think this campaign is important?

    • This is an opportunity to seed fund a project that commits to expand, pay forward, and make an impact in the lives of many who deserve to live better lives.
    • Personally, this project is close to my heart and seeing this successful will give me a sense of satisfaction and I hope it will do the same to my customers as it is intended to do so.
    • It will introduce a positive image of Afghanistan to every home of my new home New Zealand.

    What motivated you to reach out to your crowd?

    I love the ‘give and receive’ relationship with fellow human beings. I try to undertake any project that connects me to people for a social cause and adds value. The fact that a friend, colleague, or an individual I don’t know invest their time, energy, and money to communicate with me through this, means a world to me. It makes me happy to see we care about each other and about good causes.

    What do you have planned for the rest of your campaign?

    I will try to complete the ‘booklet’ for recipes as soon as I can to share with my crowd.

    Anything you’d like to shout out to your crowd?

    Thanks a lot for your contribution to this project. I’d be grateful if you shared this link with your friends and families.

    To support Tariq’s project, check out his campaign page now.

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