Afghans for Afghanistan's Development (AFAD) Organization

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Enabling Afghans
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Afghans for Afghanistan’s Development (AFAD) Organization is a non-profit organization registered with the Afghanistan Ministry of Economy. AFAD has embarked on its mission because decades of war and unrest have caused widespread development crisis in Afghanistan.  While all Afghans have suffered, the women, youth, and the disadvantaged face additional challenges. The crisis proliferates social inequality and forces a breach of human rights, radicalization, and violence in Afghanistan.


AFAD has embarked on its mission to roll back the situation. We work to empower women, youth and the disadvantaged by helping them build small and medium enterprises, access education and healthcare and actively participate in the promotion and enforcement of democratic governance. AFAD partners with various stakeholders to address the Afghan problems through indigenous and effective Afghan solutions. We harness internationally-tested best practices and utilize global expertise to deal with the classic underdevelopment issues in Afghan society.  AFAD’s portfolio of projects include working with the Blind School in Kabul, Women Entrepreneurs in Kabul, Ghazni, Bamyan and Nangarhar provinces as well as with youth and male entrepreneurs in Khost, Paktya and Ghazni provinces.  AFAD’s also want to engage in other development programs including teacher training, computer literacy, environment protection, peace education, business development, scholarship, and exchange management.


Utilizing on Afghan ownership and vision, national and international experiences and local network across Afghanistan, AFAD continues to partner with stakeholders interested in the empowerment of women and youth in Afghanistan. 


AFAD values individual capacity and welcomes all interested in our vision to join us as we continue to work for a just, peaceful and developed society in Afghanistan.


Our Vision:  To end poverty and conflict in Afghanistan.


Our Mission:  To empower the women and youth in Afghanistan by supporting entrepreneurship, access to education and healthcare, and the promotion of democratic governance.


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