After years of struggling with destructive winds in western Afghanistan, building work has now begun on a wall to serve as a wind break for the women’s garden.
“Honey is medicine” ... that’s what Afghans are always telling me. Honey is extremely popular in Afghanistan and therefore expensive.
It was almost by coincidence that we happened to hear the story of one widow’s private initiative in north-eastern Afghanistan. It’s an encouraging development that we have now begun to support.
50 girls and 50 boys are keen to continue at our "Helping Hands" elementary school. We’re seeking sponsors to help pay for their education.
Many of those affected by the terrible flooding back in the summer of 2010 are struggling in the cold winter. Shelter Now is distributing blankets, mattresses, and pillows.