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Transforming Lives

Frequent diner Ms. Hayda Gulzar comes to Chipsi to meet friends and enjoy tasty meals served by well-trained staff.

Rising demand for tasty meals served quickly has paid off for at least one small business owner in Herat, Afghanistan.

Engineer Nadir using the digital hammer to test the quality of concrete in Herat city.

July 2014—Mohammad Anwar, a construction materials wholesaler in the western city of Herat, Afghanistan, gloomily recalls the construction of a road in 2003 that fell prey to damage in under six months.

USAID provides credit to Afghan entrepreneurs

July 2014—Wheat is the most important crop in Afghanistan, produced by 78 percent of farmers, with wheat flour serving as a staple of the Afghan diet.

Fereshta Abbasi poses with the flag of Afghanistan at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in D.C

May 2014—Fereshta Abbasi always dreamed of becoming a lawyer. Now, as a law graduate, adviser to the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, and the first Afghan national to serve as a judge in the world’s largest international moot court competition, she has actualized her ambitions.

Members of the District Development Assembly during training in Kandahar

April 2014—In Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar, villagers play a critical monitoring role for local development projects. However, many of these representatives, who are elected to serve for their District Development Assemblies, do not have monitoring experience.

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Last updated: December 17, 2014

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