Afghanaid is an international charity that operates only in Afghanistan. We work alongside Afghans in the most remote and marginalised areas of Afghanistan, to help them meet their survival and development needs.
We work with rural communities to promote their economic, social and political rights, essentially helping poor Afghans to help themselves.
We work with the Ministry of Rural Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Development in Afghanistan as a Facilitating Partner of the Government of Afghanistan’s flagship National Solidarity Programme (NSP). Our activities engage more than 2500 elected Community Development Councils (CDCs) across Badakhshan, Ghor, Samangan and Nuristan provinces.
Through the NSP, we have helped people in poor communities by creating CDCs which provide discussion platforms for men and women in the community to address development needs and to identify effective ways to address problems.
Under the National Solidarity Programme, every village is allocated an annual budget by the Afghan Government for use towards approved development projects, such as micro-hydro pumps or tailoring courses. Afghanaid provides bookkeeping, project management and business training to the CDC members so that they can make proposals to the government and other donors to receive the funds allocated for such developments.
An important aspect of Afghanaid’s partnership with the NSP is our objective to strengthen local democratic practices.