Ever since The Dressmaker launched in March, 2011, people have asked what they can do to make a difference. My first answer: there is so much you can do, and even the smallest act makes a big difference.
If you want to support a woman entrepreneur in Afghanistan, I have a terrific candidate:
Soccer balls made by Afghan women. Women take the leather pieces home to sew them together and then the balls are assembled on-site by men who stuff them and get them ready to go to market. One ball can help create jobs for many. Purchase Now: Global Goods Partners: Fair Trade Soccer Ball