Afghanaid is a British international NGO (www.afghanaid.org.uk) that has been working in Afghanistan since 1983. Headquartered in Kabul and with 20 other offices across three provinces, Afghanaid’s work helps community-based recovery and development in some of the most remote areas of the country. A small marketing and fundraising office is based in London. More than 400 national and 12 international personnel are employed in Afghanistan.
Afghanaid works alongside poor Afghans to enhance their opportunities and capabilities to achieve sustainable and equitable economic and social development. Afghanaid does this through a range of programme interventions that support grass-roots development of basic services, such as water and sanitation, access roads, education facilities and other community infrastructure; improved livelihoods, through natural resource management, agricultural and small enterprise development, and improved access to markets; as well as humanitarian assistance. Gender mainstreaming, local governance and community development are integrated into all of Afghanaid’s work. The results achieved have earned Afghanaid the respect and recognition of stakeholders as an effective and collaborative charity.