For years, Dehqan Roz manufactured plain yoghurt using the most basic equipment and production process. Milk from two suppliers was made into yoghurt, which was delivered to small shops in Kabul.
The company was able to raise its game after it procured a loan from Agricultural Development Fund (ADF). It bought modern processing machinery and was able to improve the quantity and quality of its products. And it started to buy milk directly from producers around Kabul. Dehqan Roz’s metamorphosis is a good example of the way a loan can bring about positive change.
Dehqan Roz is 1 of 180 ADF clients around the country. To date ADF has approved loans for over US$ 80 million. These loans are directly benefiting over 22,000 farmers in 32 provinces.