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Fox 41 in Afghanistan: Afghan women


Women in Afghanistan are treated like second class citizens. The Kentucky National Guard's Agribusiness Development Team is in the country to teach people how to farm and maintain their own crops to keep a steady supply of food.

Kentucky's Ag team 1 has given some women honey bees as a gift. That gift will provide food and income to families.

"The women are selling the honey and of course consuming some of the honey for themselves. They're also selling the bees to other women in the area so that they can have hives as well," said Sgt. Jo Lisa Ashley, KY ADT 1.

One woman had several jars of honey that she will sell at a local bazaar. A jar of honey will sell for about a $1,000 in Afghanistan currency, or $15 to $20 U.S. dollars. The woman will use that money to buy food and other items for her children and home.

Lindsay Allen and Photographer Kenny Bradley will be in Afghanistan for a couple more weeks. Allen will have more stories from the Ag team in the coming days, click here to see more stories and photos.

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