While serving in Afghanistan in 2011 during Operation Enduring Freedom Capts. Joseph Stenger, Jonathan Hudgins, Josh Carroll and Ryan Bodenheimer were walking through an Afghan bazaar when they saw something incredible.
Two women, both who lost their husbands at the hands of the Taliban were selling beautiful artisan scarfs. These three Air Force men were impressed and knew they could help.
They set up a non-profit called Flying Scarfs, aimed at selling Afghan women’s scarfs here in America. It’s been a hit! Already they have 40 women in Afghanistan making scarfs who whom they are sending all the money back to.
Their aim is to empower communities and especially women who are so often held back.
Watch the report on this outstanding effort: