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Homa Usmany

Owner, Green Hewad United Group

Homa was born and raised in Kandahar, Afghanistan. During the last few years of the Taliban, Homa was able to join the Taliban Nursing School, the only school which the Taliban allowed. By continuing her education, she eventually earned certificates in communication, computer programs, health, and she is currently in her 4th year of studying Law and Public Arts.

After a life-changing visit to Germany through a cultural exchange program, Homa realized the importance of volunteering in her own country and immediately began tutoring young girls in Kandahar. Recently, Homa along with a few other women established the Young Afghan Women Academics (YAWA), which aims to build a girls hostel in Kabul City for those coming from the provinces for education. Homa is passionate about the women of Kandahar and hopes to “show them the value of an educated life.”

Recently, Homa opened Green Hewad United Group, which produces women’s clothes, school and staff uniforms, along with handmade items.

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