Afghanistan: Build a Shelter, Shelter a Dream

$3,010 $6,990
Raised Remaining


Qaseem’s dream is to put roofs and walls around Afghan schools, clinics, and homes with affordable, disaster-proof shelters.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Hundreds of thousands of Afghans still live under tents. Thousands of school kids have no structures or poor structures for classrooms. Afghans have limited, and in some cases, no access to clinics due to the lack of structures.

How will this project solve this problem?

Sarpanah, a Dari word for shelter, will respond to all these needs. Sarpanah is an alternative to existing tents, mud-houses and pre-fab containers. Sarpanah shelters take 6 hands and 1 hour to build, and can be taken apart and built countless times.

Potential Long Term Impact

Access to affordable, durable shelters means schools for Afghan children, homes for Afghan families, and clinics for Afghan sick and wounded. Building shelters means building chances.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,010

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 $3,010 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.


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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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New York, NY, United States

Project Leader

Qaseem in Afghanistan

New York, NY United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Afghanistan: Build a Shelter, Shelter a Dream