Promoting Entrepreneurship in Khorog
The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) conducted an exposure visit for its Small & Medium Business Management (SMBM) programme students in Khorog to the “Zari Pomir” stones processing company, and “Shiri Kuhiston” dairy manufacturing company. The visits were organised to compliment the SMBM programme modules on cost calculation, production technology, and business strategy development.
“Shiri Kuhiston” dairy manufacturing company.
Zarangez Mazabshoeva, who manages “Zari Pomir” and is also a student in the SMBM course, described how the company uses local resources for its stone processing. At “Shiri Kuhiston”, students learnt about dairy production – starting from the delivery of raw materials and production process, to storage and distribution. “Shiri Kuhiston” manufactures 20 types of dairy products and serves the Khorog community.
“Zari Pomir” stones processing company.
The SMBM programme was designed to strengthen the business models of current and future entrepreneurs who are seeking to establish, expand, or strengthen a business. It is funded by the USAID - US Agency for International Development and the Aga Khan Foundation USA.