In Afghanistan, food-insecure families face desperate choices, like one 30-year-old mother of five who sold her kidney to help buy food for her hungry children. She shares her ordeal with World Vision.
Why World Vision is in Afghanistan
Ravaged by decades of bitter war and devastated by natural disasters, Afghanistan is a fragile state in which life is difficult. And, the odds are even more against women and children. World Vision began working in Afghanistan in 2001, providing emergency relief to those who had been directly affected by a devastating drought as well as supporting those whose livelihoods had been destroyed during the conflict. Equitable access to quality education does not yet exist in Afghanistan, particularly for girls and children in rural settings.
We never give up on people
With so much happening around the world, it can be hard to decide where your money can have the greatest impact. With your help through the Where Most Needed fund, we can respond quickly to urgent needs of the world's most vulnerable children and families. And, thanks to grant funds and donated products, your monthly gifts multiply 4 times in impact.
Progress in Afghanistan
Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.
Education for Better Lives
Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.
- We are working to reach 500 families and their children with Pashto language stories via radio and mobile phones to encourage family engagement in their children's reading. Community mentors help to boost community support for increased literacy skills and school enrollment. (Funded by USAID and AusAID)
Prayer Requests from Afghanistan
World Vision's staff in Afghanistan are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
Pray for the safety of children in Afghanistan amid conflict in the country. Pray that God would bring peace to this country so that children and families might live without fear of violence.
Pray for the health of Afghan children and their families; currently, 40 percent of Afghan children suffer from malnutrition.
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