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Afghanaid is an international humanitarian and development non-governmental organisation (NGO), created in 1983 specifically for the Afghans.



Stories of Afghanistan

Read more about our work through a selection of case studies from our work in Afghanistan.

Afghan Women, The Voice of a Nation

On Tuesday 15 March, Afghanaid's Women's Economic Empowerment project organized the Women as Equal Partners in Development conference.

Let the Spring Come

Afghanistan is a country of extremes, especially when it comes to the landscape and climate, from the desert land of the south to the mountainous north and highlands. These conditions


By Owen Davis

Ghor is often described as one of Afghanistan’s ‘forgotten provinces’. This is no exaggeration: despite having lived just to the South (in Helmand)

Owen drinking at the well in Ghor

Maximising impact for investment

By Owen Davis

Despite it's proximity to Helmand, the sparsely populated province of Ghor has never been subject to quite the same level of focus as it's notorious

Water jugs for handwashing

Women are the Key to Healthy, Happy Families in Afghanistan

In May 2013, Afghanaid launched a 36-month DFID-funded Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement (WASH) project to reduce the risk of disease and mortality associated with a lack

Jan Mohammad a member of the Water Users Association

Reaching Beyond Participants to Change Afghanistan’s Landscape

Afghanaid is committed to long-term and sustainable programming in Afghanistan that increases communities’ resilience by balancing economic needs with environmental protection.


Healthy Livestock Means Healthy Families

On the 16 June Afghanaid had the pleasure of inaugurating a veterinary clinic in Khash district of Badakhshan. The ceremony celebrated that the clinic was fully operational with

Searching for water in Samangan

The Wizard of Samangan

By Owen Davis

In drought-stricken Samangan province Engineer Hazrat Gul’s seemingly supernatural abilities have made him a bit of a local celebrity. A tall, softly spoken

Mahjabin with her son

Mahjabin's Story

Although much has been invested in gender rights over the past ten years and significant progress has been made, domestic violence remains a widespread problem throughout much of

NSA conflict resolution team

Community Relations at the Heart of Conflict Resolution

Afghanistan has consistently experienced tribal conflicts that are deeply rooted in the history of the country. This disunity and conflict are recurring practices which result in

Oamar Gul with her Bio Sand Filter

Hand Washing Helping Health in Samangan

Afghanistan is one of the hardest places in the world to be born and grow up with 1 in 10 children dying before the age of 5 and many more falling ill and suffering from malnutrition.

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Shelter constructed with help from Afghanaid

After the Flood – Rebuilding Homes and Lives in Samangan

In May flash floods hit the Khuram was Sarbagh district of Samangan leaving communities with no time to prepare and wreaking devastation on already vulnerable households. Alongside

Mohammad in his home garden

Building Afghanistan's Agricultural Sector

Agriculture contributes to approximately 25 per cent of Afghanistan’s GDP, with almost 80 per cent of the population dependent on the sector in order to earn an income and

Sabira's story

Hear Sabira explain, in her own words, why it is so important to invest in Afghan women like her this winter.
Owen Davis

A Warm Welcome

In August, Owen Davis visited Afghanaid's projects in Ghor and Samangan. These are some of his highlights...
WEE beneficiary with hygenic dairy processing equipment

Women Milking Business Success

Women’s economic empowerment in Afghanistan is increasingly being understood as a tool for greater social and political inclusion. With funding from the British Government,

Afghans Working Together to Reduce Risk

Villages in Khuram Wa Sarbagh district are badly affected by flooding and rock falls every year. The lack of any training or strategy to mitigate the impact of these disasters has

Family receives quilts made by Afghan women

Giving Families Warmth for the Winter

What Afghan women are doing to prepare for cold winters
Women wash near water pipe in Nechem Village

Water Brings Life to Afghan Communities

Sophie Ibbotson, co-owner of a media, marketing, and logistics company, led a team of four in an overland journey from London to Afghanistan.  While there, she had an experience

Beekeepers Make Fresh Honey and Earn an Income

How beekeeping is helping Afghan families

From Subsistence Farming to Cash Crops

Qari Fakharuddin, a fifty year old farmer from Hafiz Moghul village in Argo district in Badakhshan province, is the only bread winner in his large family.

How Plastic Tunnels are Aiding in the Self-Sustainability of Women

Innovative agricultural techniques are contributing to the self-sustainability of women

From Substance Earning to Empowered Business Woman - Basira’s Story

How training is helping families earn sustainable livings

Innovation to Help Local Farmers

After the harvest I found that the land on which I used the DAP fertilizer had given double the yield of the other land...

Khojanur’s Story

How Afghanaid is helping the most vulnerable and most in need

From Passive Beneficiary to Active Leadership: The Story of Tajwar

Tajwar is a young woman from Naramta village in Dawlatyar district of Ghor province. Tajwar used to walk two hours daily each way to collect water for her household, carrying an

Shahbabu from Chunargai Village, Samangan Province

Shababu Benefits from Afghanaid Cash Transfer

Shababu is a widow and the mother of 10 children. She and her family also depend on wages they can earn in casual labour.

Green Thumb and a Plastic Tunnel Lead to a Profit

Women in Afghanistan are contributing to their families income and dietary needs
Beauty Salon

Home Beauty Salons - Training Afghan Women

Providing a future through beautician training for Afghan Women.
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