Bringing Green to Afghanistan

$5,942 $93,958
Raised Remaining


After 30+ years of war, Afghanistan's natural environment has been devastated. AIL will help Afghans grow, nurture and learn about the conservation and use of plants indigenous to their country.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Decades of war have devastated Afghanistan’s natural environment. Indigenous trees and plants are disappearing. Afghans have lost the knowledge of what plants to use for medicines, dyes, soap and other uses. The Afghan Institute of Learning will develop a Green Afghanistan workshop, train 300 teachers, establish conservation plots with native Afghan plants (maintained by students and clinic patients) in 15 educational centers and 5 clinics benefiting 206,000 Afghans.

How will this project solve this problem?

Center students and clinic patients will establish and care for plants in conservation plots. AIL will train teachers and teachers will teach students and patients about the uses, care and conservation of native Afghan plants.

Potential Long Term Impact

200,000 Afghans annually will experience the healing environment of having plants in their daily life and will learn how to plant, nurture, use and conserve native plants. Potentially these Afghans will grow plants in their own homes and environment.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $5,942

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $5,942 .  The original project funding goal was $99,900.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Sakena Yacoobi

Founder & CEO
Dearborn, Michigan Afghanistan

Where is this project located?

Map of Bringing Green to Afghanistan