We believe that the Afghan people must be the ones to provide care for their neediest
children but, after years of war and isolation, they desperately need our help.
For more than 40 years Afghanistan has been embroiled in one war after another. This has left the country's infrastructure, economy, and population crippled, leaving a prolific number of war widows and orphans without a support system. Our efforts will focus on providing some basic care and job opportunities to the orphaned children and widows in the northeastern Afghan providence of Badakhshan. This is a region that the Taliban and Al-Qaeda are not welcome but remains extremely isolated.
The Light of Pamir Children's home will both provide a nurturing environment for otherwise destitute children as well as provide job opportunities for the local women who have few options to provide for themselves and their families.
Initially, the scope is to take care of 50 young orphans who have yet to attend school. We will increase the scale as quickly as possible to include school-aged orphans once the funds are available for the additional facilities.
Global Roots is making a big difference in Afghanistan, and specially for the poorest of
the poor...Global Roots exemplifies the principles of community building that I wrote about... - Greg Mortenson, founder of CAI and special advisor to Global Roots
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,880
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $22,119
Total Funding Goal: $25,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).