Use of local resources to create border enterprises.(Tajikistan,Afganistan)

Six wool processing enterprises are created in the border settlements, 30 new jobs, 800 households are able to sell wool and earn income.

Photo of Nabot Dodkhudoeva
2 39

Written by

I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

Preferred language

  • English

Organization name

PO "Madina"

Year founded


Initiative stage

  • Growth (the pilot has already launched and is starting to expand)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $50k - $100k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 500 - 1,000

Organization type

  • Nonprofit, NGO, or citizen sector

Secondary Focus Area

  • Rural development

Headquarters location: Country

  • Tajikistan

Headquarters location: City

GBAO.khorog sity

Location(s) of impact

Country1, Tajikistan: Badakshan region Country2: Afganistan: Badakshan region


Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

The problem of unemployment is high among Tajik youth. But this is even worse in Afghanistan. GBAO of Tajikistan borders on the province of Badakhshan of Afghanistan. Now there are three bridges between them, where border trade markets operate, where traffickers from Tajikistan and Afghanistan come. Young people go to migration. From Tajikistan to Russia from Afghanistan to Pakistan and Iran. . But migration adds social problems to the lives

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

Both regions have natural russes that have not been used to improve the living conditions/ Within the framework of the project, with the use of natural and local resources, small enterprises are created that will create new jobs for young people on both shores.n Tajikistan, there are examples of the creation of new firms using local resources. In Badakhshan Afghanistan, especially in Shugnan, there are no examples of using natural resources and local resources to create jobs for young people. For example, a lot of wool in both regions, which is not used, but is thrown away. We can create wool processing enterprises in several localities and one enterprise for the production of sherry products in the center, which buys yarn from several enterprises.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

To date, in several settlements of GBAO small businesses have been established to handle the scraping. Yarn is made of wool. In the Soviet period the wool was bought by the state and taken to Russia for processing. Now, from the fact that there are no processing firms, the bulk of the wool is thrown into the river or into garbage, polluting water and nature. Creating a company for processing wool, we protect nature from pollution, giving the population the opportunity to sell to businesses and create jobs in several localities. This creates a chain of value added. Economic benefit is received not only by employees of pre-businesses, but also by households that sell shrivel. By creating 6 small wool processing enterprises, we create jobs for 30 young people and give an opportunity for more than 800 households to sell wool and receive money.

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

The region has a large demand in processed wool, raw materials enough for the production process. Profit from production and sales to afford to make this business sustainable. the annual budget coming from each source: 1. Individual donations or gifts 10% 2. Grants -80% 3. Corporate contributions -20% 4. Income 5%

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

Innovation project in partnership of the two countries in development. Using raw materials in both countries we will be able to improve the situation wassimi families in both countries. In Badakhshan of Tajikistan, the business is more developed than Afghanistan's Badakhshan and businessmen can promote your business using casestudy experience and the availability of raw materials.

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

In Khorog the border market works where there come businessmen of Afghanistan and Tajikistan. There we saw much in common between our businessmen. One language, one natural resources and conditions, one desire to help each other in improvement of life. Aspiration to partnership.OO Madina provided a training for Badakhshan's Afghans and on a training the thought of common efforts on improvement of living conditions was born.

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Social media


Join the conversation:

Photo of Salima Ismailova

this project is very important for relationship between two borders to decrease the poverty of this country and to improve the standard of life

View all comments