Most of the projects we have funded are continuing, although many have to adapt to the requirements of the new government. The Foundation is also adapting to the changing situation, for example with our scholarship programme where we have introduced student living allowances.
We can transfer money by person-to-person transfer, which enables us to fund particular programmes, but it is not yet possible to send funds by bank transfer.
Every little helps
Every little helps. That’s what we’ve found in more than 10 years of supporting numerous individuals and small projects, where we can see the results and you can be sure that your donations are being put to good use.
On this page you can see just how your money was spent in 2021, month by month.
£101,300 due to be paid to universities and colleges for 2021 scholarship fees when bank transfers restart.
£23,000 due to pay to our students a living allowance for the Autumn 2021 semester.
In partnership with small Afghan charity AGFO, we started a programme of distributing food and hygiene parcels to women heading families in camps for internally displaced persons. We have committed to paying £2,200 a week, potentially reaching £15,400 this year. Read more about the families supported by this programme.
£9,730 funded three residencies for female doctors training at the CURE hospital in Kabul. Each residency lasts for three years at a cost of £4,490 per year. We fund two and part-fund one in conjunction with a US doctor.
£251 paid Shahida’s fees to study medicine for a semester in Kandahar.
£10,004 paid for Eid gifts and contributions towards internet costs for online classes for our 163 scholarship students.
£5,000 towards relief efforts organised by Serve Afghanistan to help families who fled their homes during intense fighting in Laghman province.
£4,924 allows two schools in Bamyan province to install additional security to boundary walls and provides a drinking water supply for one of the schools.
£5,054 enables the Afghan Children’s Circus to stage their annual circus festival which, Covid-19 restrictions allowing, comprises a series of performances and competitions in circus skills across the country.
£6,990 allows Afghan charity AGFO to help 20 women from a disadvantaged area to start street trading businesses in their local neighbourhoods, something usually done by men,
£6,485 to French charity Afghanistan Libre to open and run a midwifery clinic in a marginal area outside Kabul.
£7,000 to UK charity Concern‘s ‘Ration Challenge’ in which volunteers raised money by limiting their eating to a refugee camp daily allowance for a week. Our money doubled what they raised and funded the AWARE programme which helps women to start and run very small businesses in rural areas in the northern provinces.
£17,460 to the French Children’s Hospital in Kabul to carry out 15 surgeries for children, 17 treatments and surgeries for women from refugee camps, and to distribute 200 hygiene kits to families within the camps.
£6,485 enabled Italian charity Nove Onlus to convert a minibus for wheelchair access, extending the capacity of the Pink Shuttle bus service.
£8,000 enables Aschiana, an Afghan charity, to equip, open and run a basic school for a year for 50 children within a refugee camp in Kabul.
£2,392 pays for practical training for the medical students we sponsor in the CURE hospital in Kabul.
£4,415 allows Serve Afghanistan to continue their programme of producing Braille books, allowing blind children to access local schools.