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

    Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul
    2017-06-18 17:05:53 +1200
    Penny Porritt
    2017-06-18 15:10:12 +1200
    Renate Paschke
    2017-06-18 13:32:39 +1200

    "Heard about that on RNZN- I hope you are successful!"

    Alice
    2017-06-18 13:07:28 +1200
    Rita Dibert
    2017-06-18 12:46:00 +1200

    "Best wishes for your project in the long run!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-06-18 12:38:37 +1200

    "Great cause. Lovely product."

    Frances Brett-Petersen
    2017-06-18 12:36:16 +1200
    Kirsten Wong
    2017-06-18 12:25:16 +1200
    Caroline Peak
    2017-06-18 12:22:11 +1200

    "Sounds like a fantastic idea to support women in Agfghanistan"

    Stephanie Hollis
    2017-06-18 12:04:01 +1200

    "This is a thoroughly admirable project. I applaud you."

    Patricia O'Connor
    2017-06-18 12:03:03 +1200
    Christopher Lynskey
    2017-06-18 12:00:39 +1200
    Beth Clayton
    2017-06-18 12:00:17 +1200
    Catherine Brown
    2017-06-17 16:43:45 +1200

    "Best wishes"

    Lis Ellison
    2017-06-15 20:23:14 +1200
    Diane Mckinnon
    2017-06-15 09:36:48 +1200
    Dave Warwood
    2017-06-13 22:11:57 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-06-13 19:48:28 +1200

    "good luck! "

    Ben Knight
    2017-06-13 19:31:00 +1200

    "Great work Tariq! Keep it up :) "

    Mick Buckley
    2017-06-13 19:15:42 +1200

    "Awesome business idea. Good luck!"

    Murdoch Stephens
    2017-06-13 19:04:28 +1200

    "Good luck Tariq!"

    Malcolm Harbrow
    2017-06-13 19:01:48 +1200
    Simon Travaglia
    2017-06-13 08:29:44 +1200
    Siobhan Cross
    2017-06-07 17:44:12 +1200

    "Good luck"

    Yasmin Davis
    2017-06-06 23:55:02 +1200

    "I wish you blessings and success in this fantastic venture"

    Liz Mangan
    2017-06-06 21:34:11 +1200

    "Wishing this project great success. Kind regards Liz Mangan"

    Lana Sheppard
    2017-06-03 11:58:51 +1200
    Gillian Rosemary Bailey
    2017-06-03 11:53:36 +1200

    "Great initiative."

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-06-02 14:49:15 +1200

    "Best of luck for achieving your target"

    Sandra Lukey
    2017-06-02 13:26:39 +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 

      Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul
      2017-06-18 17:05:53 +1200
      Penny Porritt
      2017-06-18 15:10:12 +1200
      Renate Paschke
      2017-06-18 13:32:39 +1200

      "Heard about that on RNZN- I hope you are successful!"

      Alice
      2017-06-18 13:07:28 +1200
      Rita Dibert
      2017-06-18 12:46:00 +1200

      "Best wishes for your project in the long run!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-06-18 12:38:37 +1200

      "Great cause. Lovely product."

      Frances Brett-Petersen
      2017-06-18 12:36:16 +1200
      Kirsten Wong
      2017-06-18 12:25:16 +1200
      Caroline Peak
      2017-06-18 12:22:11 +1200

      "Sounds like a fantastic idea to support women in Agfghanistan"

      Stephanie Hollis
      2017-06-18 12:04:01 +1200

      "This is a thoroughly admirable project. I applaud you."

      Patricia O'Connor
      2017-06-18 12:03:03 +1200
      Christopher Lynskey
      2017-06-18 12:00:39 +1200
      Beth Clayton
      2017-06-18 12:00:17 +1200
      Catherine Brown
      2017-06-17 16:43:45 +1200

      "Best wishes"

      Lis Ellison
      2017-06-15 20:23:14 +1200
      Diane Mckinnon
      2017-06-15 09:36:48 +1200
      Dave Warwood
      2017-06-13 22:11:57 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-06-13 19:48:28 +1200

      "good luck! "

      Ben Knight
      2017-06-13 19:31:00 +1200

      "Great work Tariq! Keep it up :) "

      Mick Buckley
      2017-06-13 19:15:42 +1200

      "Awesome business idea. Good luck!"

      Murdoch Stephens
      2017-06-13 19:04:28 +1200

      "Good luck Tariq!"

      Malcolm Harbrow
      2017-06-13 19:01:48 +1200
      Simon Travaglia
      2017-06-13 08:29:44 +1200
      Siobhan Cross
      2017-06-07 17:44:12 +1200

      "Good luck"

      Yasmin Davis
      2017-06-06 23:55:02 +1200

      "I wish you blessings and success in this fantastic venture"

      Liz Mangan
      2017-06-06 21:34:11 +1200

      "Wishing this project great success. Kind regards Liz Mangan"

      Lana Sheppard
      2017-06-03 11:58:51 +1200
      Gillian Rosemary Bailey
      2017-06-03 11:53:36 +1200

      "Great initiative."

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-06-02 14:49:15 +1200

      "Best of luck for achieving your target"

      Sandra Lukey
      2017-06-02 13:26:39 +1200

      Followers of Saffron of Afghanistan

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