Blog: Afghanistan

Challenges Don’t Halt Transformation

A Haven of Beauty & Culture

Garden of Peace & Hope, Afghanistan

Newfound Skill for Eager Students

*Bendall Village, Afghanistan

The computer center in Bendall is the most valuable institution in this area. Dozens of girls and boys are using the center at this time. These students had never seen a computer before, and now they have learned many computer skills, which help them to find a job and start a business.

Not Far from Home

Solar cookers have become a good investment for the people living in the district where we are working. They had so much difficulty in boiling water and cooking food and were used to going far away to the mountains to pick up bushes and wood for fuel.

It is very difficult for these people to buy wood, gas, and coal, because they are poor. Solar cookers make life easier for the women who use them daily for making bread, boiling water for tea, and cooking meals.

Healthy Prospects

*Valley of Ali, Afghanistan

Our poplar tree project is a masterpiece in the Valley of Ali, and recently we visited. Leaves are falling and the trees have grown in comparison to previous years, because we had plenty of water this year.

Many people didn't know about this kind of tree, and now have been inspired to plant hybrids on their own land. Year after year, we see the applicants for poplar cuttings increasing because they have seen the results and how these trees are suited for this cold climate.

Dreams Materializing

*Sheldon Village, Afghanistan

Day after day, Sheldon Village residents are becoming more hopeful about their nearly completed new school. It was a dream for these villagers to have a school closer to their homes.  

Workers have painted the inside and outside walls. We hope the doors and windows will be installed before winter, and that the desks and chairs arrive from Kabul before the pass is closed. If this happens, the students will be able to start in the year ahead.

Afghanistan Solar Success

This incredible story of our fight to get solar cookers to families living in extreme poverty in Afghanistan will surely take you through a full range of emotions as Jeff Latsa details his recent journey.


*Sheldon Village, Afghanistan

It’s been a long time coming.

Better Health and Healthy Crops

*Q Village, Afghanistan

Clean drinking water and health education are improving the quality of life in Q Village.

When Harvesting is Done, Students Return to Class

*Bendall Village, Afghanistan

So far, 50 students have benefited from our computer centre, 25 of who received certificates by learning computer programs and skills.

School for Local Children Nears Completion

A few years ago collecting clean water was and arduous journey for the girls and women of Sheldon Village. Since they installed piping from a mountain spring into their village, they have plenty of water and their girls have time to go to school! The team in Afghanistan are please to share how the villagers are working hard, alongside the government, to start a school here, too.

Mountain Water Saves Lives

*Sheldon Village, Afghanistan

More than two years ago villagers in Sheldon Village had two choices; use the dirty melted snow from the same ditch where animals drank and defecated or walk for two hours up the mountainous valley to get clean spring water. Neither of these options seem very appealing, do they?