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Hickory Ground Solutions Helps Afghanistan Rebuild Its Economy

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HEATHSVILLE, Va., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union speech last month, he said, "with Afghan forces now in the lead for their own security, our troops have moved to a support role."

Security is not the only support the Afghan people are receiving from Americans based in Afghanistan. Hickory Ground Solutions, a Northern Virginia based contractor is helping rebuild the economy with one of the country's greatest commodities – handmade carpets.

Carpets in Afghanistan are woven by women in the villages using wool from the central highlands and dyes made from plants and other natural products.

For years, the Afghan people created these beautiful rugs and carpets only to sell them on the streets and other small market outdoor places in Afghanistan.

Hickory Ground Solutions experts will guide Afghan carpet makers to distribute and sell their carpets in the worldwide market place. This will include helping carpet makers develop workable business plans that will carry into the future. They will learn the best business practices to operate their organization.

The distribution plan includes participation at major flooring business-to-business trade shows as well as matchmaking events and introductions to businesses that sell carpet.

With the international sale of their carpets comes the rebuilding of a nation. The hope is that this aspect of nation building will mitigate the economic impact due to the upcoming decline in donor aid to Afghanistan by providing much needed jobs to the Afghan people.

Founded in 2008, Hickory Ground Solutions is an operationally mature, customer-centric, and process driven 8(a) Native American Owned business. HGS is an innovator in the delivery of strategic consulting services to achieve measurable and lasting business results in developing countries. HGS also creates IT Solutions from API architectures, provides Cyber Security Training, Cyber Security Risk Assessment, Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Solutions.



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