Dream and Achieve Project for Afghanistan

Tolo TV’s Dream and Achieve show, a USAID partnership with ToloTV, the American University in Afghanistan, and the Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan (EPAA), followed six finalists over thirteen episodes as competitors demonstrated their socially responsible and sustainable business concepts to a panel of expert judges.

Dream and Achieve Project

The program helped entrepreneurs improve their businesses while educating viewers about the importance of the private sector. Viewers also learned practical business skills and basic competitive strategy while supporting their favorite entrepreneurs. Nearing the show’s end, USAID linked the top contestants to business support organizations to strengthen their business models and chances to win. In the first season, the top five contestants included two women, as well as an ex-warlord who had disarmed to start a dairy business.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • American University of Afghanistan (AUAF)

    Israel | Staff size: 26-50

    The American University of Afghanistan is Afghanistan’s only private, not-for-profit, non-partisan and co-educational university. It opened it’s doors in 2006 with an initial...

  • Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan (EPAA)

    Israel | Staff size: 26-50

    An executive agency of Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan (EPAA) was established in September 2006 with financial and technical support of...

Key Information

  • Start Date 2006
  • End Date 2012
  • ValueUSD 400 Thousand