Ashiane’s office in Tehran is comprised of 2 full time staff
and a number of volunteers. The office has assisted more than 130
families over the years and most families are in contact with us
today. The families who are not qualified are being referred by
our social worker to other agencies that can help them. Ashaine
has actively pursued working with other NGO’s to increase
its capacity and its exposure especially in the area of job placement
Once a family is qualified their immediate needs are being accessed
and prompt decisions are made. The medical, legal and the counseling
services are for free by using a network of volunteer doctors, lawyers
and our weekly counseling services.
Other services are as follows: interest free loans for business,
education and housing.
We have also created some small enterprise for the women to earn
income such as packaging dried fruits and Safron.
The small business loans given to many women have changed their
lives dramatically. The repayment of the loans has been around 80%.