Focus Afghanistan


Our work across Afghanistan

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Focus Afghanistan

Four decades of turmoil, intensified by conflict and political instability continue to deny the people of Afghanistan the means to live a life of safety and security. Communities across Afghanistan are being plagued by insufficient access to clean water, food, health, education and employment.

At 31%, the adult literacy rate is one of the the lowest in the world, with women and girls disproportionately affected. In terms of health, Afghanistan has one of the highest levels of child malnutrition globally. Many women are unable to access healthcare, and infant mortality means that 66 out of every 1,000 babies die before their first birthday.

Despite improvement in water facilities, lack of water is a significant problem. Insufficient water supplies translate to unproductive farming, poor income, illness and even death from water borne diseases.

At Muslim Hands, we’ve been working to support communities in Afghanistan for over 20 years, providing a range of projects focused on education, medical care, WASH facilities, livelihoods and orphan sponsorship.

Through the generous support of our donors, we’ve helped widows, children and families build a brighter more sustainable future. With your help, we’ll continue to help many more.

Our work in Afghanistan

Since 2003 Muslim Hands has provided:

Free health and maternity services to approximately 360,000 people

School enrolment in private and public schools for 6,500 students

Emergency relief services during disasters and seasonal projects for approximately 4,000 people

Food and non-food care packages for 15,000 people during Ramadan and winter

Safe water for daily use to around 490,000 people

Capacity building and vocational skills training to around 4,600 young men and women

A million pound vision for Afghanistan

MashaAllah, one anonymous donor recently contacted Muslim Hands to begin the groundwork for the largest Special Project in Muslim Hands history. Pledging a staggering one million pounds in financial support, this donor’s special project aims to provide clean drinking water to the population of Afghanistan.

The vision is to lay the foundations for the first step in bringing Afghanistan out of poverty. Young, old, male and female – everyone will benefit in sha' Allah. The project is expected to take approximately five years to complete, with the hope that by 2025, Afghanistan will start to break free from the cycle of poverty through its new-found blessings.

Motherkind: Providing healthcare for mothers in Kabul

Gul Afroz is 33 years old and mother of seven children. The Afroz family originate from Tagab (Kapisa) but were later forced to migrate to Iran due to civil unrest in the area and their poor economic situation. Now based in Poli Charkhi (Kabul), they continue to live in extreme hardship. 

Gul and her family live in a mud house and have no source of income. Gul’s husband is a drug addict and as well as having seven dependents, Gul is currently five months pregnant. The Motherkind clinic is Gul’s only option to receive free health care services.

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Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.