Action for Development provides vital health and education services in Afghanistan for the most marginalized and vulnerable people through cost-effective, cascade-model projects which allow for participation, community empowerment and community ownership of the programs.
AfD runs projects in midwifery capacity building, education for street children as well as children with disabilities, while continuing to provide health services through its Comprehensive Health Center and trainings for health professionals. In addition to development projects, AfD also provides emergency aid in response to natural disasters.
AfD aims to address root causes and place individuals at the heart of the reconstruction effort. With many years of experience, our team on the ground has a profound understanding of local and cultural perspectives, which have earned them great trust and respect among the communities they serve.
At a glance
Where beauty and traditions meet poverty and injustice
Afghanistan is a country rich in natural beauty and millenial history. At the crossroads of the commercial roads connecting ancient empires, it was a hub of economic and cultural exchanges.
Unfortunately, the country has been devastated by decades of war. After the fall of the Taliban in 2001, a group of Afghan professionals founded Action for Development to assist local populations in the reconstruction of civil society and to allow communities to achieve a brighter future.
Since 2001, Afghanistan has made remarkable achievements. Infant mortality has fallen from 25% to 10%, a majority of Afghans now has access to healthcare and women and girls can work and study. However, much work remains to be done in order to insure peace and prosperity to the country.