Worldwide media buzz for Hand in Hand member Frozan, 19

03 May 2018

Frozan, 19, checks a beehive in Marmul district, Balkh province.

Late in March, Reuters profiled one of our members in Afghanistan: 19-year-old Frozan, who overturned convention and a lifetime of poverty to become the first woman in her village set up a beekeeping business.

Before long, Al Jazeera came knocking. Then the New York Post. Then BBC Persian, Russia’s Sputnik News and a whole host of others. When the dust settled a month later, Frozan had been featured by more than 100 media outlets worldwide, many in her native Afghanistan. It was, by some margin, our farthest-reaching media campaign yet.

The interest in her story, we believe, proves two things: one, our programmes are economically empowering young women in Afghanistan; two, the world is taking notice.

Thanks, Frozan, for sharing your success.

We’ll give you the last word.

“I want all the girls and women to trust themselves and make a move. I am sure they will be successful in whatever they choose to do.”

Read Frozan’s full story on the Reuters website