Made in Afghanistan project activities in Herat.
Child Protection Centers
The Swiss Foundation of Terre des Hommes (Tdh), headquartered in Lausanne, funded WADAN’s Child Protection Center in Jalalabad. The center aimed to detect, prevent and protect children from all forms of violence through working with at-risk children and their families. Children are provided literacy and vocational skills improving their ability to reintegrate into their families and community. Parents are guided to understand the value of educating and protecting their children. And the capacities of police, government officials, and other juvenile justice stakeholders are strengthened.
Targeting the Ultra Poor (TUP) Program
Through the Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA) funded by the World Bank, WADAN implemented Targeting the Ultra-Poor (TUP) Program in Kunar, Laghman, Kandahar, Kabul, and Nangarhar ProvincesUP provides primarily ultra-poor female-headed households the ability to become food secure and financially solvent. Over a two-year period, participants are taught the needed skills, provided a living stipend, and given productive farm animals to start their chosen enterprise. They receive literacy education and are encouraged to send their children to school. The program also provides financial education; participants are taught banking fundamentals including how to start and maintain savings accounts. WADAN targeted 1000 families in Kunar, 1000 in Laghman, 1500 in Kabul, 1000 in Kandahar, and 3060 ultra-poor female-headed households in Nangarhar provinces.