Saffron of Afghanistan

By Tariq Habibyar

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Saffron Of Afghanistan

Project 2017-05-23 12:36:36 +1200

About me:

My name is Tariq Habibyar. I grew up in Afghanistan. I have a passion for education and social business. Since a young age I have enjoyed creating employment opportunities and sharing knowledge with those who have not been as privileged and fortunate as myself. I have been in New Zealand for over 5 years now and consider NZ my second home. I completed my studies at the University of Canterbury and now work at Massey University.

About this project:

I am running this campaign to gain funding that would allow me to establish a social enterprise that aims to create job opportunities to the disadvantaged in Afghanistan. I registered a company with the companies’ office called ‘super saffron’ which runs as a business dedicated to a social cause. Success of this campaign would lay a foundation for financial strength that would allow establishment of a saffron processing factory in Herat city of Afghanistan (where I was born) that would be mostly lead by women there modelling fair trade.  

 

Why saffron?

In the past years, saffron has been introduced as an alternative to opium in Afghanistan. The processing of saffron has created jobs for women and has enabled some to make a living or even to be able to enrol their children to school. Saffron, scientifically known as (crocus sativus L.), is a healthy herb. Saffron stigma is very rich in aroma and colour, thus a little of authentic saffron goes a long way. The International Taste and Quality Institute in Brussels has recognized Afghanistan saffron as one of the highest quality saffron in the world. 

Logistics:

I purchased this current batch of saffron stigmas from a trustworthy local company in Herat called ‘Farmers Saffron’. The owners of Farmers Saffron come from a farming background and together we intend to lead our joint business towards social change. This saffron has been processed through NZ customs, and packed by a MPI certified New Zealand social enterprise called Kilmarnock Enterprise Ltd in Christchurch.

Where the money is going?

 

The amount generated in this campaign will allow us to:

1.      Obtain ISO (International organization for standardization) certificate in Afghanistan (this would allow us to do our future packaging in Afghanistan). Est. cost $700

2.      Purchase new jars Est. cost $800

3.      Recruit two new ‘fixed-term’ employees (possibility for permanent jobs) Est. cost $2400

4.       Purchase a new batch of Afghanistan saffron directly from a farmer Est. cost $5000

5.      Print labels, packages, and other related info Est. cost $600

6.      Create, design, update, and run a website Est. cost $400

  

Total amount of this campaign is $9900 NZD which will be used for establishment of a social enterprise that aims to create a factory of saffron processing in Herat Afghanistan that would create jobs for hundreds of women in the future.  

 

 

Comments

Updates 3

Afghanistan saffron: 2 days to meet the target

07/07/2017 at 11:39 PM

Hi all,

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Thanks again for your pledges. Could I please ask you to share this page with your friends and colleagues. We only have this weekend to successfully complete this journey together.

With gratitude,

Tariq

Two new rewards & meeting with Tariq Habibyar

26/06/2017 at 7:07 PM

Hi there,

Thanks very much for your pledge. Only 5 days left to complete this journey together. Could I please ask you to kindly let your friends and families know about this campaign. I'd very much appreciate it!

Please note that I've added two more rewards. Also, here is a link to my Radio New Zealand interview in case you have not heard it. http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/audio/201847933/tariq-habibyar-saffron-the-opiate-of-the-foodies

With much gratitude,

Tariq

Thank you!

07/06/2017 at 5:07 PM

Hi pledgers,  

Just writing to thank everyone of you for your pledges and contribution :) 

With much gratitude, 

Tariq 

    Pledgers 154

    Claire Mead
    2017-07-03 22:39:00 +1200
    virginia braun
    2017-07-03 19:51:57 +1200
    Ruth Stopforth
    2017-07-02 20:31:15 +1200

    "Good luck and best wishes"

    Avril Bell
    2017-07-02 16:18:14 +1200

    "Good luck with this business!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-07-02 09:31:41 +1200
    Sarah Page
    2017-07-02 08:27:14 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-07-01 23:53:26 +1200
    Robyn Gallagher
    2017-07-01 22:10:36 +1200
    Olivia Jane
    2017-07-01 21:55:54 +1200
    Jessamy
    2017-07-01 21:33:51 +1200

    "All the best. This is a wonderful cause. "

    Susan Wills
    2017-07-01 21:32:11 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-07-01 19:16:39 +1200

    "Good luck Tariq!"

    Arna Metcalfe
    2017-07-01 15:39:24 +1200
    Andrew Robb
    2017-07-01 13:58:27 +1200
    Sylvia Allan
    2017-07-01 11:59:19 +1200

    "Hope it goes well..."

    Maria Aptekar
    2017-07-01 11:26:16 +1200

    "I would like to donate even if the campaign doesn't reach its goal"

    Rachel Fairhurst
    2017-07-01 11:26:00 +1200

    "Good luck!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-07-01 11:21:26 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-07-01 10:45:26 +1200
    Matthew Carson
    2017-07-01 09:35:48 +1200

    "Good work mate."

    Phil McCarthy
    2017-07-01 08:46:47 +1200
    Helen Bachari
    2017-06-30 23:43:00 +1200

    "Wishing you every success with this project"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-06-30 22:58:52 +1200

    "I wish you all the best with this excellent initiative. "

    Jill Ford
    2017-06-30 22:39:20 +1200

    "Great initiative to help some if the world's most marginalised women "

    Eleanor
    2017-06-30 21:50:03 +1200
    Jeanie McCafferty
    2017-06-30 21:20:54 +1200
    Francois Aries
    2017-06-30 19:44:58 +1200
    Kay Parish
    2017-06-30 19:02:43 +1200
    Kimberley O'Sullivan
    2017-06-30 18:33:43 +1200

    "Very happy to support this campaign, best wishes with the venture. "

    Kearin Armstrong
    2017-06-30 16:14:35 +1200

    Followers 3

    Followers of Saffron of Afghanistan

    Saffron Of Afghanistan

    Project 2017-05-23 12:36:36 +1200

    About me:

    My name is Tariq Habibyar. I grew up in Afghanistan. I have a passion for education and social business. Since a young age I have enjoyed creating employment opportunities and sharing knowledge with those who have not been as privileged and fortunate as myself. I have been in New Zealand for over 5 years now and consider NZ my second home. I completed my studies at the University of Canterbury and now work at Massey University.

    About this project:

    I am running this campaign to gain funding that would allow me to establish a social enterprise that aims to create job opportunities to the disadvantaged in Afghanistan. I registered a company with the companies’ office called ‘super saffron’ which runs as a business dedicated to a social cause. Success of this campaign would lay a foundation for financial strength that would allow establishment of a saffron processing factory in Herat city of Afghanistan (where I was born) that would be mostly lead by women there modelling fair trade.  

     

    Why saffron?

    In the past years, saffron has been introduced as an alternative to opium in Afghanistan. The processing of saffron has created jobs for women and has enabled some to make a living or even to be able to enrol their children to school. Saffron, scientifically known as (crocus sativus L.), is a healthy herb. Saffron stigma is very rich in aroma and colour, thus a little of authentic saffron goes a long way. The International Taste and Quality Institute in Brussels has recognized Afghanistan saffron as one of the highest quality saffron in the world. 

    Logistics:

    I purchased this current batch of saffron stigmas from a trustworthy local company in Herat called ‘Farmers Saffron’. The owners of Farmers Saffron come from a farming background and together we intend to lead our joint business towards social change. This saffron has been processed through NZ customs, and packed by a MPI certified New Zealand social enterprise called Kilmarnock Enterprise Ltd in Christchurch.

    Where the money is going?

     

    The amount generated in this campaign will allow us to:

    1.      Obtain ISO (International organization for standardization) certificate in Afghanistan (this would allow us to do our future packaging in Afghanistan). Est. cost $700

    2.      Purchase new jars Est. cost $800

    3.      Recruit two new ‘fixed-term’ employees (possibility for permanent jobs) Est. cost $2400

    4.       Purchase a new batch of Afghanistan saffron directly from a farmer Est. cost $5000

    5.      Print labels, packages, and other related info Est. cost $600

    6.      Create, design, update, and run a website Est. cost $400

      

    Total amount of this campaign is $9900 NZD which will be used for establishment of a social enterprise that aims to create a factory of saffron processing in Herat Afghanistan that would create jobs for hundreds of women in the future.  

     

     

    Comments

    Afghanistan saffron: 2 days to meet the target

    07/07/2017 at 11:39 PM

    Hi all,

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

    Thanks again for your pledges. Could I please ask you to share this page with your friends and colleagues. We only have this weekend to successfully complete this journey together.

    With gratitude,

    Tariq

    Two new rewards & meeting with Tariq Habibyar

    26/06/2017 at 7:07 PM

    Hi there,

    Thanks very much for your pledge. Only 5 days left to complete this journey together. Could I please ask you to kindly let your friends and families know about this campaign. I'd very much appreciate it!

    Please note that I've added two more rewards. Also, here is a link to my Radio New Zealand interview in case you have not heard it. http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/audio/201847933/tariq-habibyar-saffron-the-opiate-of-the-foodies

    With much gratitude,

    Tariq

    Thank you!

    07/06/2017 at 5:07 PM

    Hi pledgers,  

    Just writing to thank everyone of you for your pledges and contribution :) 

    With much gratitude, 

    Tariq 

      Claire Mead
      2017-07-03 22:39:00 +1200
      virginia braun
      2017-07-03 19:51:57 +1200
      Ruth Stopforth
      2017-07-02 20:31:15 +1200

      "Good luck and best wishes"

      Avril Bell
      2017-07-02 16:18:14 +1200

      "Good luck with this business!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-07-02 09:31:41 +1200
      Sarah Page
      2017-07-02 08:27:14 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-07-01 23:53:26 +1200
      Robyn Gallagher
      2017-07-01 22:10:36 +1200
      Olivia Jane
      2017-07-01 21:55:54 +1200
      Jessamy
      2017-07-01 21:33:51 +1200

      "All the best. This is a wonderful cause. "

      Susan Wills
      2017-07-01 21:32:11 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-07-01 19:16:39 +1200

      "Good luck Tariq!"

      Arna Metcalfe
      2017-07-01 15:39:24 +1200
      Andrew Robb
      2017-07-01 13:58:27 +1200
      Sylvia Allan
      2017-07-01 11:59:19 +1200

      "Hope it goes well..."

      Maria Aptekar
      2017-07-01 11:26:16 +1200

      "I would like to donate even if the campaign doesn't reach its goal"

      Rachel Fairhurst
      2017-07-01 11:26:00 +1200

      "Good luck!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-07-01 11:21:26 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-07-01 10:45:26 +1200
      Matthew Carson
      2017-07-01 09:35:48 +1200

      "Good work mate."

      Phil McCarthy
      2017-07-01 08:46:47 +1200
      Helen Bachari
      2017-06-30 23:43:00 +1200

      "Wishing you every success with this project"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-06-30 22:58:52 +1200

      "I wish you all the best with this excellent initiative. "

      Jill Ford
      2017-06-30 22:39:20 +1200

      "Great initiative to help some if the world's most marginalised women "

      Eleanor
      2017-06-30 21:50:03 +1200
      Jeanie McCafferty
      2017-06-30 21:20:54 +1200
      Francois Aries
      2017-06-30 19:44:58 +1200
      Kay Parish
      2017-06-30 19:02:43 +1200
      Kimberley O'Sullivan
      2017-06-30 18:33:43 +1200

      "Very happy to support this campaign, best wishes with the venture. "

      Kearin Armstrong
      2017-06-30 16:14:35 +1200

      Followers of Saffron of Afghanistan

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 10/07/2017 at 9:00 PM.