The Linda Norgrove Foundation
The Linda Norgrove Foundation is a grant-giving trust that funds education, health and childcare for women and children affected by the war in Afghanistan.
The Foundation was set up in memory of Scottish aid worker, Linda Norgrove who was devoted to ensuring that the people of Afghanistan would achieve prosperity and stability as their country was rebuilt. She was completely committed to her development work and she loved Afghanistan and its people. Linda was kidnapped and subsequently died during a failed rescue attempt in Afghanistan in October 2010.
In the UK the Foundation is entirely run by volunteers. In Afghanistan, we were supported at no cost by Linda's employer DAI. We now rely on Margaret Orwig, a volunteer from the United States who has considerable experience of working within Afghanistan. Margaret is assisted by an Afghan graduate Zainab Hussaini working part time.
If you’d like to read about Margaret's experiences in Afghanistan, you can do so on our blogs page.
The Foundation's second annual newsletter can be viewed here. The newsletter highlights what the Foundation has achieved over the last year to improve the lives of women and children affected by the war and provides further insight into what it's like to operate in Afghanistan.