Some 440 women are taking part in vocational training offered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kunduz.
The new earthquake-resilient concrete homes, built with support from the UN, are equipped with solar panels, independent toilets and traditional heaters.
Cultivating, processing and packaging saffron products pay well and offer women the opportunity to work outside the home and provide for their families.
Farmers say growing poppies is labor intensive and not profitable, with some even suggesting they lost money in the enterprise. Greenhouse cultivation is proving to be the opposite.
A group of widows who are now their family's breadwinners, as well as those who lost their government jobs, work to support their families in a tailor shop in Farah city.
With support from a German aid organisation, the Samangan Dry Fruit Association has provided a two-month job opportunity for some 300 women.
With winter fast approaching, displaced Afghans in Herat say they need more international assistance to keep their families safe from hunger and cold.
The WFP is providing aid packages of wheat flour, rice, cooking oil, sugar, tea, salt, peas and winter clothing.
The female entrepreneurs have created jobs for other women and hope to encourage Afghans to buy locally made goods as a way to spur the economy.
'This project helps all of us put food on our tables,' said one labourer. 'I hope I will be able to continue my job and build my country.'