Build a Playground for Mateen

$325 $10,675
Raised Remaining


Not everything in Afghanistan is complicated. Five-year-old, Mateen, has a simple wish. Help Hagar build a playground for abused and trafficked children.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Every day Mateen asks if he can play outside. At five, he is being kept safe at Hagar's shelter, but when he wishes to play, he must do so in the shelter's dark basement. Help us build a playground for Mateen and the other children at Hagar's shelter that have sought refuge from abuse, trafficking, and exploitation. All of these children deserve a chance to reclaim their childhood!

How will this project solve this problem?

With your help, Hagar will build a playground - a safe place with green grass and slides, and swings - for Mateen and the other children at the Hagar Shelter.

Potential Long Term Impact

All children need to play in fresh air to thrive. Experts at the Academy of Pediatrics agree that "play is important to healthy brain development." Hagar's shelter will serve at least 35 trafficked and abused mothers and children at a time.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $325

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 $325 .  The original project funding goal was $11,000.


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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

Catherine Sherrod

Director of Development
Eau Claire, WI Afghanistan

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