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Mr. Mohammad Noor recently returned from Badakhshan Province where he worked in the poppy fields.

“I worked on poppy fields in Badakhshan and could hardly earn Afs. 5,000 per month ($100) including my stay and food. When I got to know that ALP/E cash-for-work projects started in our village close to my home with good pay, I decided to come back to the region and work in the cash-for-work project,” said Mohammad Noor, a 28-year old who supports a joint family of seventeen members in Zawa, Khogyani District of eastern Afghanistan.

AFTER: A fully functioning Afghan Geological Survey complex will provide a framework for successful and controlled development o

The current Afghan Geological Survey (AGS) complex in Kabul is approximately 25 years old. However, Afghanistan inaugurated the Mines Agency in July 1955. During the recent years of instability the majority of geological work ceased and the facility was reduced to a derelict shell.

Every day over 400 bicyclists ride over the Pul-e-Alam road south of Kabul. Many of the riders are students going to-and-from sc

Road reconstruction is a high priority for the Government of Afghanistan. The Pul-e-Alam road to the Kabul Kandahar Ring Road was a rough trail that passed over rugged hillsides, gullies and creeks. The travel time was slow, expensive, dangerous and unreliable.

Noria Sedequi supervises 25 women working in the Vegetable Dehydrates Factory.

Noria Sedequi and her family of ten lived in Pakistan for eight years during the Taliban regime. They returned to Parwan Province, about 60 kilometers north of Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2001. Jobs were scarce and Noria realized that there were even fewer jobs in her community for women who wanted to work.

Wasil, a 17-year-old diagnosed with tuberculosis, takes his medication at a USAID-assisted health clinic.

Effective in 86 percent of tuberculosis cases treated in Afghanistan, the USAID-sponsored treatment regime requires patients to commit to daily treatment at a clinic for two months and weekly treatment for six months thereafter.


Last updated: December 30, 2014

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