Dr. Yacoobi was honored to receive the 2015 WISE Prize for Education. A prestigious award given to those who are tireless advocates for the right to education. “I know from my life that education gives power, status and opportunity. I see women who are smart, intelligent but did not have opportunity so I gave them that. It is education and not guns that can transform society and give us a peaceful tomorrow. “ Sakena
On 26th October 2015 there was a devastating 7.5 earthquake centered in the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province, which borders Pakistan. Many people in the area around Peshawar, Pakistan have lost everything. AIL’s Peshawar office has worked with people in Pakistan for decades and has extensive contacts in the area and frequent experience of helping with natural and other disasters. Staff identified 1,000 earthquake victims they can help in the Peshawar area.
Funds already available were put to good use. AIL staff prepared supplies and identified those it can help. The aid consisted of blankets, one week family food parcels– rice , lentils, oil, sugar, tea, floor coverings and cooking utensils, and a truck and driver for delivery of the supplies to 1,000 people.
AIL also launched a special fundraising effort to gather more money to purchase more supplies as there are many people needing help.
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AIL tries to be ready for any eventuality, including natural or other disasters. There are many poor Afghans who need a helping hand to get by. Aid takes the form of food such as oil, peas, legumes and rice. AIL replenishes its supplies after winter and tries to anticipate demand in the coming months.
Currently, AIL is raising funds to hold in readiness for when need arises. There are always vulnerable people and when all else fails,AIL becomes a lifeline to them for which they are extremely grateful. "Now my children will not be hungry. I had no way to get enough food before coming here," said one woman.
Thanks for your support for aid for the needy in Afghanistan.
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There are many poor Afghans who have a hard time making ends meet at the best of times, many of these have young children with them. When there is extreme weather or other natural disaster such as earthquake or flooding, AIL is able to help out by providing food aid such as oil, peas, legumes and rice. AIL continues to keep supplies and some money on hand for extraordinary disasters, in addition to harsh weather food aid.
AIL staff work with local community leaders to identify the families most in need of food aid.
Thank you for your support for needy Afghans.
A Special Day – Today! Matching Funds Available!
Today we have a great opportunity which we would like your help with. There are matching funds available for ALL donations made to this project today. This is a guaranteed bonus!
Starting at 9am EDT on May 13th, GlobalGiving is matching donations on our project! Any online donation up to $1,000 made today will go even further to help our work. You can donate any time between 9am EDT and midnight to have your donation partially matched by GlobalGiving –guaranteed! Just click here and support our program on May 13th.
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Your donations help AIL to provide food and other kinds of aid to needy Afghans. In the winter of 2014-15, you helped AIL to provide food for 200 needy families. As the international military missions wind down in Afghanistan, areas that were secure until recently are coming unsafe and AIL anticipates there being greater need this summer and in to the fall. Your donations will help AIL to purchase food to help these Afghans.
Please help by donating to our project today, May 13th. Thank you.
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