In addition to marketable skills, the training offers participants, many of them the household breadwinner, vital healthcare support.
The project offers participants food in exchange for work, which in turn helps rehabilitate roads, canals and other infrastructure in the province.
Some 98% of female heads of household in Afghanistan are facing food shortages, according to the WFP.
Afghanistan supplies 80 to 90% of global opiate demand; poppy cultivation and exports have drastically increased over the past year.
Assistance from UN agencies has offered 'a lifeline' to female business owners, helping them overcome economic challenges and grow their businesses, but continued support is needed.
The women participating in a recent exhibition said they want to show the world they are still active and that Afghan women can work under any circumstances.
Funded by the World Food Programme, the nine-month project has created job opportunities for 300 Sar-e-Pul residents, who say they are now able to feed their families.
The World Food Programme (WFP) is ramping up vital aid in Afghanistan ahead of the cold winter months, as many Afghans continue to struggle to feed their families and find reliable work.
The traditional glasswork industry has long been a driver of foreign and domestic tourism in Herat province.
Carpet weavers can earn as much as 6,000 AFN a month, a sum that helps offset the economic problems many are facing in Afghanistan's western region.