Many families in Afghanistan are struggling to keep warm in the harsh winter, so we are helping to provide heating stoves, fuel and blankets. We are providing funds through Gawharshad Private High School, who distribute the essential supplies.
In these videos, women from the families we are supporting tell their story.
Below are some of the other families being supported by your donations – the quotes are from interviews with the families carried out by our Afghan partners.
“My youngest son is so little to cope with the cold weather, even with a blanket.”
“There is snow everywhere now and I can do nothing for them.”
Raihana is a widow with five daughters. Their home lacks basic facilities including a bathroom – they use a tented area in the open when taking a bath. One of her daughters is suffering from depression, but they cannot afford medical treatment for her. The family peel almonds at home to make some money and, until the weather became too cold, would collect firewood from the nearby hills.
“When my sons come of age, they will work to make life better.”
Shukria and her three sons live in a room that someone lets them have rent-free. Her husband had a drug addiction and disappeared several years ago. She has worked doing laundry for others but there is currently no work during the winter. Her oldest son works outside bus stations, directing passengers to taxis, for which he gets a small amount of money.
“Sometimes I go to the mountains and get firewood.”