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


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