Build a Playground for Mateen

by Hagar USA, which supports the work of Hagar International Vetted since 2008 Project of the Month Site Visit Verified


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

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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!


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.

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.


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Organization Information

Hagar USA, which supports the work of Hagar International

Location: Charlotte, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Hagarintl
Project Leader:
Catherine Sherrod
Director of Development
Eau Claire, WI Afghanistan

Funded Project!

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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