Imagine a situation where just going to school puts your life at risk. Under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, this was the situation for Nilab Aria and many others. In second grade, she had to be homeschooled by her mother.
“Last winter many homeless people living with HIV died on the streets. We are trying to save more people this year,” says Idris.
For Karima, one of the happiest moments of her life was when she earned her first thousand Afghani (US$ 15), when she sold a kilo of honey made from her own bee-keeping business. It may seem like a small amount, but for Karima it was life changing!
In small forest near Guldara district of Kabul, Shakila sits on a rock to rest after collecting wood for her cookstove. Her eyes water and she finds it hard to breathe, and a fit of coughing overcomes her.
Twenty-eight-year-old Muhibullah is a tuberculosis (TB) survivor who has become a health worker after being cured of the illness.
All life on Earth depends on water. For those who grow crops to live, however, it is especially important. After decades of war, Afghanistan’s economy, and the lives of many of its people depend on agriculture.
During the trip, Napoleon Navarro, UNDP’s Senior Deputy Country Director visited several irrigation projects. “Our people are always grateful. They will appreciate and remember if people take even the smallest obstacle from our path, or lay just one stone to rebuild our country.” a villager told Napoleon..

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31.7%

of Afghans are literate

35.8%

of population living below the national poverty line

17.5

is the median age in Afghanistan

8.3%

of people uses internet

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