Afghan women weave their way out of poverty

American women help to revive Afghanistan's rich carpet weaving heritage by empowering the women who make them.

    Afghanistan has historically been renowned around the world for its carpets.

    For many women in isolated villages, weaving could be a way to make a living – if they had the means to export their wares and a reliable market to buy them.

    An organisation in Chicago is helping women in Bamian Province do business.

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Chicago.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.