Twelve Afghan women arrived in Michigan last week to attend business classes. After five weeks, they’ll return to Afghanistan and help other women learn business skills, despite the naysayers who will try to stop them from pursuing their dreams. (Detroit Free Press)


  1. Way to go! Women are a worldwide focus of “microlending” or “microfinance,” which makes small loans to people who only need a little bit of startup capital for a vehicle, sewing machine, generator, livestock – whatever it takes to start a business. Even in cultures where men tend to be more transient, women are eager to create value, employ family and friends, and build a community of success by offering something needed by their neighbors. And their neighbors are just as psyched to have a reliable local source for their needs.

  2. Long time reader – first time poster.
    Oh my god you guys I don’t know if you’ve heard of “conversations with miollionaires” but I just found out the guy who did that book is going to be doing a new one for female entrepreneurs like us. Here’s the page I came across so you can get updates about it too.
    I can’t wait for it because I loved his first book. I hear he’s gonna have Martha Stewart, Ray Rachel, Kim Kiyosaki the wife of the guy from rich dad poor dad.
    You can obtain more info at

Leave a Reply