Worldwide media buzz for Hand in Hand member Frozan, 19
03 May 2018
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.”