Alison Watt-Cooper

I am a recreational runner who likes to jog with our dog Bumble. He has become my personal trainer as I head out on regular training runs. I am motivated by the idea that I can contribute to improving the lives of people in rural communities through projects which provide basic necessities like clean water and electricity. My love of my allotment garden and keeping chickens strikes a chord as I think of those living in harsh conditions who are challenged to grow sufficient food to last through the winter.
Afghanaid works directly with over 500,000 adults and children in communities and provides training and expertese to help individuals become food secure. Chicken keeping is just one example of this. Vaccination programmes and projects to improve the basic health and training in vocational skills and literacy are further examples of how Afghanaid can impact on the lives of many.

'A donation for Afghanaid is a donation for justice and equality, a donation for peace and security, and an overall donation for positive change',
Serajuddin Joya, Community Development Coordinator for Afghanaid in Samgan Province

Alison Watt-Cooper