I'm running the London Marathon to raise money for Afghanaid's project 'It Starts With Her'. Afghanistan is one of the toughest places in the world to be a woman, and many women have found their basic rights stripped away throughout the past year. Tragically, 90% of female-run households can't afford to put enough food on the table to feed their families, women are barred from leaving their houses without a chaperone, and education is prohibited for girls over the age of 12-years-old. These are just a few of the problems facing Afghan women.

'It Starts With Her' is a female-focused campaign, which helps women work together to overcome socio-economic barriers, and gain greater control over their lives and families.

Your support could really make a difference to those women and girls who need it most. Please donate what you can today and help Afghanaid continue their work, and enable women to become powerful agents of change. Thank you!

Nicole Edmunds