In the beginning of March, we let you decide which aid organization we should donate to. You have proposed and voted on various organizations and associations. The result is the Afghan women's association. Since March 8th, 10 euros of every sold BELIEVE candle has been donated to the non-profit organization. Here you can read why the work of the Afghan women's association is so important:
In winter, it is minus 20 degrees, in summer up to 40. Thus, the living conditions are not easy even without the Taliban. Food prices have risen by 70 percent since the terrorist group took over Afghanistan. At the same time, there is hardly any cash flow to Afghanistan, many people are not getting their salary and have lost their jobs due to the state's bankruptcy. 12 million people are affected by famine. Clinics have been closed, girls are no longer allowed to go to school and men have to grow beards.
The humanitarian aid organization Afghanischer Frauenverein (Afghan Women's Association) has been working on Afghanistan's reconstruction and restoring peace in the country since 1992. The focus of the organization lies on women and children, on education, medical care, emergency aid, and drinking water supply - the guideline is clear:
Enable help for self-help. The organisation offers children to attend schools and women to learn trading. The association has built over 700 wells, giving 140,000 people access to clean drinking water. In addition, four schools have been built, a training center got set up, a literacy project carried out, an emergency health care station established, and two health centers have been built. In March, the Afghan Women's Association was able to report that they opened the doors to a mother-child clinic in Akakhel.