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Former NPR Reporter Starts Afghan Cooperative

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Former NPR Reporter Starts Afghan Cooperative

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Former NPR Reporter Starts Afghan Cooperative

Former NPR Reporter Starts Afghan Cooperative

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After former NPR reporter Sarah Chayes reported on the fall of the Taliban in 2001, she decided to stay in Afghanistan as the country was being rebuilt. In 2005, she established the Arghand Cooperative, a business that sells local products for use in perfumes, soaps and food.

The author of The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban, Chayes wrote about her experiences starting the cooperative and selling beauty products in December's Atlantic Monthly.

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