Carpet weaving is the heart of Afghanistan’s tangible heritage, a craft passed down for generations, mother to daughter, century after century. In 2010, Tanweer Investments partnered with Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mohamed bin Zayed, daughter of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi to launch Tanweer FBMI.
FBMI provides women with employment in the traditional carpet production process, as well as other finely handcrafted items such as home décor and clothing. Due to the success of Tanweer FBMI, the Initiative has hired over 3,000 Afghan artisans, 70% are women, and 35% of these women are widows, making them the sole bread winner of their families.
FBMI’s impact has made a true ripple effect of Afghanistan’s economy, benefiting not only Tanweer FBMI employees, but the children and relatives of FBMI artisans, as well as farmers and other blue collar workers.
The success and exciting future of Tanweer FBMI is a testament to the vision and commitment of Tanweer Investments relentless desire to improve their lives and reignite the light which has been dim for so many decades.