Our numbers at a glance…
|Orphanage Program||Widow Family Program||Food Distribution Program|
|Caring for over 500 boys & girls between the age of 5 and 12||$500,000 distributed to 2100 poor widow families||Thus far distributed 500 tons of wheat, 120 tons of cooking oil, 105 tons of rice, 50 tons of meat to over 20,800 widows & poor families. (Total value around $510,000). In 2013 also distributed 60 tons of charcoal to 940 deserving families|
|Sponsor for $30 per month||Sponsor a widow family for $25 per month||Donate any amount|
In April, 2002, Afghan Relief Fund established its first orphanage in the west of Kabul. Today, it is the home of 150 orphan girls and boys. It was established with the following goals in mind:
Afghan Relief Fund's third largest program is the distribution of basic food staples to the ultimately needy families, those that rummage in the streets, those that send their children ...
ARF's second most important program was developed for widows with children living in the ruins of buildings or without any shelter. These desperate women keep their children....
Afghan Relief Fund's widow shelter program provides shelter to deserving widows and their children. Below, a picture of the first deserving widow and her orphans.
Living Conditions in Afghanistan are unmatched in all the world. It has been listed by the UN as “on of the poorest countries in the world.”
Nutritional needs for sustaining a healthy life are not even close to being met, leaving deficiencies that stunt the growth of one half of all children in preschool years. Life expectancy is amongst the lowest in the world, with 1/4 of children dying befor ethey reach the age of six.
Health care is lacking the basic immunization requirements of the modern world. What should be common treatable diseases in most of the world, leave death and permanent disabilities in 60% of all childhood medical cases.
Literacy in men is at less tahn 30% and women lower than 10%. Most buildings are in ruins because of the 24 years of war, even desks and chairs were used for firewood. There is also a shortage of qualified teachers, making the educational quality extremely poor.