First Shop for Women in Kamari

Wazima added a shop to the tailoring workshop in Kamari. It is called "Negina Saloon" (polished precious stone) and sells "everything women need". 

Wazima and her team of 16 women work totally independent and earn their money without our help. NAZO Germany only pays for the rent which is 100 Euro per month.

Read the eMail Wazima had sent us further below.

eMail from Kamari

Kamari, Mai 2016

Kamari Mai 2016

Dear Elke and all the other members of NAZO in Germany,

I am teacher Wasima the responsible for the tailoring studio and cosmetics shop (for women) in Kamari – Kabul. I want to thank you very much because of your cooperation and helps with us, because of you I have a good job and can teach so much students because here are the students that are eager to learn the profession.
Although in Kamari the security situation is not good but during the Ramadan month because of the plenty of works we worked nightly and we enjoyed from our work, also during the day we worked from 7 am till the evening.
In this days here a man killed his woman and also a woman killed her husband.

But our studio is in a good place and near the main road. We can see the weeding cars and something else. The members of our studio are now 16 (2016) women, we are working together and save our money and after one month we distribute the money.
But now we have changed the system of our work as: every one works for herself, we receive the orders and everyone who sew the cloths earn money.
Now we are less women in the studio, because 2 of my co-workers separated from me because of family problems.

Our problem is the lake of electricity, because we don’t have generator and during the absence of electricity we can’t to continue our works.

Also I want to use one of the empty rooms of the house: if you help me I want to establish a literacy course for the women of the village.

However in the past I had the suggestion of making a shop for women but I didn’t hear from you, so I sold my jewelries and established a shop of cosmetics and some other needed tools of women.

Yours sincerely, Wasima – Kamari studio

P.S. Wasima ist Analphabetin – Sie diktierte den Brief Madina – ihre Tochter Amina hat ihn für uns ins englische übersetzt.

The New House in Kamari

In April 2015 we visited the tailoring workshop in Kamari. The manager Wasima on behalf of everyone else was grateful for the support from Germany. We asked those present what else they would like to learn based on their training. There were proposals after proposals. Suddenly Wasima said:

...To learn all of this, we not only need a better teacher, but, above all, we need electricity! We don't have any here - so, how should we work with the bigger and better machines?

After a moment of perplexity, there was the proposal to look for a different house together, which is already connected to electricity. We agreed to this proposal - and only three days after our return to Germany, I received the following eMail:


„... After that I went to Kamari and met Wasima and we both observed the house that she wants to rent it for workshop. The house is near the main road in the center of Kamari and has a good location, wide rooms and electricity, its rent is equal to the recent house. (See the photos) The house needs to be colored and we want the owner to do this works. (Maybe he accept) With best regards, Wasima and Jawid“

They moved into the new house already on the 20th of May 2015  - see some pictures above.

Last Update: 17.05.2016