An Afghan Community Rebuilds Hope

In Khost province in eastern Afghanistan, skilled laborers work with unskilled villagers to repair the canal network`
In Khost province in eastern Afghanistan, skilled laborers work with unskilled villagers to repair the canal network
USAID's CADG
In Khost province in eastern Afghanistan, skilled laborers work with unskilled villagers to repair the canal network
2 JANUARY 2013 | KHOST, AFGHANISTAN
 
A master mason and a trainee repair a canal wall in Khost province, eastern Afghanistan. They are part of a project supported by USAID to refurbish flood-damaged irrigation infrastructure in Gurbuz district.
 
The project was designed in collaboration with Afghan government officials to benefit 2,800 families. It pairs 163 unskilled villagers with master masons in order to teach them how to maintain irrigation infrastructure. Skills training is one of the goals of the community development program. Together, they repaired nearly 2.5 km of the canal network and two reservoirs.
 
The project is important to Gurbuz, which relies on agriculture and animal husbandry and where crop yields had fallen after flooding damaged the canal.
 
Now, the community says it has confidence that better times lie ahead.
 
The project was designed in collaboration with Afghan government officials to benefit 2,800 families. It pairs 163 unskilled villagers with master masons in order to teach them how to maintain irrigation infrastructure.

Last updated: January 07, 2014

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