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Making Municipal Services More Responsive to Citizen Needs

Kunduz municipality has a population of about 300,000 citizens, all of whom need access to municipal services, whether to obtain a business license, to pay property taxes, or other vital services.  


A Dream Come True

Suhaila Qadery, 24, had a lifelong dream of studying in a top university in the west and getting a high-quality education. But as a young woman in Afghanistan, it was never going to be easy. In…  


Mission Impossible: Nazia and Her Dreams

“Who would marry a short girl like her? Look at her legs. Why did you come, it’s better you stayed at home.” This is what Nazia, who was born with a disability, hears from people whenever she goes…  


The Birth of a Business

Hadya Shahrani, a trained midwife from Badakshan province, is one of the many women who have benefitted from the activities of the LITACA Project. Since 2014, she has been managing a large number of…  


Another Chance at Life for Matiullah

Matiullah was two and a half years old, lying in her mother’s arms, when the rocket hit. Accompanied by a deafening blast, the ceiling collapsed on them in a shower of wood and earth. They could see…  


The First Step to Success

Zuhal is only the second young woman in her family who is pursuing higher education and a career. Most women in her family have settled down to marry and raise children straight after school.  


Breaking Boundaries as a Police Officer

“The day my family was celebrating my entry to the Faculty of Literature, I announced that I no longer wanted to study in that field,” says Gulafrooz Ebtekar, a police officer in Afghanistan.  


When the Birds Return

In the early morning of a harsh Kabul winter, almost everything is frozen, including the surface of Kol-e-Hashmat Khan lake.  


On the Road to Equality

Farzana is a 23-year old graphic design student at Kabul University. She is also an activist campaigning for women’s rights.  


A Success that Crosses Boundaries

A cross-border trade fair involving 45 entrepreneurs from Tajikistan and Afghanistan was held in October, and was a resounding success.  

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