Anticipating New Projects

Valley of Ali, Afghanistan

Poplar trees will produce a good income for the local farmers who can grow their trees to the time of harvest. Hundreds of local farmers have trained how to practically plant poplar cuttings in their fields and taught their neighbors who have taken cuttings from them.

I am doing well and constantly thinking of other projects to start in 2018. I hope to fulfill the planned projects like our Women’s Empowerment Center, kitchen gardens, and Transformational Community Development (TCD) education for the local villagers.

We have a very good relationship with our partners, and they are very grateful for what we are doing.

We are in need to raise our budget soon, so that we can present it to our government partners and begin our projects in the spring.

 

In the spring of 2018, we will not have much poplar cuttings to distribute, because the trees are not growing fast enough. We will distribute a little more than 200 cuttings to farmers.

 

I have been to the site three weeks ago. As I was preparing this report and a presentation about how we are growing the hybrid poplar trees in the region, the local government communicated it is very happy about it. The government officials were curious about how many cuttings we are going to distribute to the local farmers in the coming spring, and they were also asking us to expand the agricultural projects in the Yakawlang area.

 

We plan to distribute poplar cuttings to the local farmers and bring help and hope to the hidden and hurting, as GHNI promised for long-term commitment to the people of Afghanistan.

The GHNI-Afghanistan Team

 

Thank you!

 

Even as the winter dormancy slows the poplar tree growth, we are anticipating growth in new areas with women, family gardens, and other development opportunities. Thank you for standing with us as we explore new projects. Please follow our plans for spring and financially partnering with us.