Recently we wired $4,800 to support 51 children, including ten orphans, through the cold winter. The support will be divied out by project manager Janagha Jaheed. Part of the funds were used to by boots and jackets for the ten orphans we support. Other funds will be used to buy food and books.
The winter funds were made available by our Children's Garden program. Our garden in Baharak, planted over a year ago, now sits under a layer of heavy snow. It won't bloom again until March. Because there is no need to fund a frozen garden we were able to divert the $1,685 we give every month to a three-month winter survival program.
In other developments, we are pleased to report that our friend General Assadullah of the Afghan Air Corps has asked for our help to revitalize his childhood school. We will send a team to Afghanistan in the spring to mentor the general in the realm of humanitarian giving (due diligence, oversight and overal transparency) and we will also travel north my MI 17 helicopter to inspect our projects in Baharak.
We hope to relaunch our Children's Home, the Light of Pamir, in April. The home suffered a temporary setback when a US serviceman went on a killing rampage in an Afghan village. Fortunately, after a great deal of careful communication and the example established by our successful Children's Garden in Baharak (near Tajikstan), the local cleric has once again approved our three-year old project.
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