Where We Work

Afghanistan

In 2013, recurring natural disasters in Afghanistan made the already precarious lives of those living in the remote areas of Takhar and Badakhshan even more difficult. To help the most vulnerable, we provided over 2,600 people with winter supplies, cooking items, and clean drinking water. Through soil and water management activities, we also helped reduce and reverse environmental degradation of fertile land, protecting thousands and preventing food shortages. Empowering women is a cornerstone of our ongoing work in Afghanistan and through our AWARE (Actions for Women’s Advocacy, Rights, and Empowerment) program, we are helping women make positive gains in livelihoods, literacy, access to health care, and decision-making status in their communities and homes.