Reading coverage of Halle Berry being honoured at the Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast I came across another article about a clothing business in Afghanistan called Kandahar Treasure.
In an article about Halle Berry’s charity work she explains how she was mentored by guidance counselor, Yvonne Sims. Reading about Rangina Hamidi who set up a business as a means of creating economic opportunity for Afghan women, reinforced the idea that mentoring can have a lasting impact on a person’s life.
Rangina Hamidi employs 200 women who make embroidered goods that are sold in Kandahar, to the Afghan government and at the Santa Fe Folk Art Market. An Afghan-American who left her home in the US to return to Kandahar, Rangina Hamidi worked initially with a nonprofit group but found that too much of her time was spent writing proposals and briefs to get grant money to run the charity.