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Winterization Aid for Afghan communities

by Action for Development (AfD)
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities

Summary

Afghanistan is a country prone to harsh weather conditions. Severely cold winters with extremely low temperatures and heavy snowfall impact thousands of people, especially in rural areas where communities already suffer from poverty, internal displacement and lack of access to basic necessities. Action for Development has been providing emergency assistance to communities in need across Afghanistan since 2012.

$10,000
total goal
$8,515
remaining
13
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
5
years

Challenge

Afghanistan in prone to landslides, flooding, heavy snowfall and low temperatures during the winter months. Night-time temperatures sometimes drop to -9 C (15 F). Harsh weather conditions particularly impact the most vulnerable communities of the country, living in rural and inaccessible areas, in extreme poverty and lacking access to basic needs.

Solution

Action for Development provides assistance to hundreds of families through its yearly winterization campaign by distributing wood, coal, heaters and "bukhari" (locally developed stoves). AfD also provides warm clothing, shoes and food items to the most marginalized communities according to their needs.

Long-Term Impact

Every year, the winterization campaign helps communities survive the extreme weather months, improving living conditions and reducing illness and mortality rates. The heaters distributed are locally manufactured, therefore also supporting local businesses; a mobile health service also takes place in Kabul during the winter months in order to provide basic health care to those in need. Children at AfD's schools in Kabul also receive basic items (warm clothes and shoes) as part of the campaign.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​actfordev.org
http:/​/​www.actfordev.org/​project-emergency/​

Organization Information

Action for Development (AfD)

Project Leader:
Zuhra Dadgar-Shafiq
Geneva, Geneva Switzerland
$1,485 raised of $10,000 goal
 
53 donations
$8,515 to go
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