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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.  


Living for Now

“Last winter many homeless people living with HIV died on the streets. We are trying to save more people this year,” says Idris.  


Stoves that Save Lives and Trees

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…  


Reasons to Bee Cheerful: Raising Incomes, and Letting Bees Do the Work

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.  


Message from UNDP Administrator International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

In the 25 years since the first International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, human development has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, and has increased economic and social…  


Water: The Gift of Life

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…  


Master’s Programme Opens A World of Possibilities

For Attifa Faizy, graduating from Afghanistan's first Master’s programme in Gender Equality and Women's Rights has opened up a world of possibilities.  


Pilawary Farm: Helping Women Grow out of Poverty

Gul Pari, a 37-year old mother of five, arrived in Kabul eight years ago.  

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