Estonian Garage48 Holds an Empowering Women Hackathon in Kabul

The Estonian organization, Garage 48, has held an Empowering Women hackathon in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

According to Garage48, 1,150 women entrepreneurs have invested in different businesses in Afghanistan over the past 18 years.

“The figures show that investments by women reach more than USD77 million and this investment has provided jobs for more than 77,000 individuals across the country,” the organization said in a blog post.

“According to the statistics, 300 women entrepreneurs have started their businesses last year alone. Many of the female-owned companies have grown out of the country’s borders and are now exporting their products to various parts of the world.”

The project, Empowering Women Kabul, got initiated more than a year ago when Garage48 started to do more thorough research about the local business-ecosystem and found a partner that would provide post-hackathon support to the teams that would like to continue working after the 48-hour prototyping-marathon.

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