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Busy bees turn Afghan schoolgirl into an entrepreneur

MARMUL DISTRICT, AFGHANISTAN: In war-torn Afghanistan, honey is regarded as a traditional cure-all but for one schoolgirl, the sticky commodity has also created sweet opportunities to work and own a business in a country where few women do so. Three years ago, Frozan, now 19-years-old, obtained a small loan, bought two beehives and learned about apiculture from Hand in Hand International, a non-governmental organisation that focuses on poverty. The bees collected nectar from flowers growing near her home in the Marmul…