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06 Dec 2003 description

Many children in Afghan schools lack essential items, including desks and chairs. In the rural parts of the country, schools are particularly few in number and lack adequate supplies.

21 Nov 2003 description

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Citizens of Afghanistan are cautiously optimistic that a proposed draft constitution being debated will secure a measure of stability and hope in a country that has had precious little of either, says a Church World Service (CWS) humanitarian aid worker just returned from a one-week monitoring visit to Afghanistan.

18 Jun 2003 description

Appeal # 6954 for $ 4,262,500
Total Program Cost: $ 4,262,500
Total Pledges Received: $ 2,200,000
Total Funding Requested: $ 2,062,500

12 May 2003 description

CWS has received a $1,238,270 grant from the U.S. State Department for the CWS Women's Livelihood Project, based in Kabul. The CWS program is providing 1,874 women in the Afghan capital with the materials to make quilts, enabling them to earn a small income.


CWS's rehabilitation program in Afghanistan is also providing 1,500 families in the Shomali Valley with home rebuilding materials, and some 50,000 children in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan with school desks, chairs, and "Gift of the Heart" School Kits.

03 Feb 2003 description

An eerie quiet pervades the Shomali Valley, an area north of the capital, Kabul. Eerie because not long ago this region was far from silent; it was the front line in the battle between the Taliban and the Northern Alliance, the force that helped drive the Taliban from power in late 2001.

28 Jan 2003 description

By Chris Herlinger and Rick Augsburger

13 Jan 2003 description

Wahida Sadat's sole income comes from a CWS-supported quilt-making project administered by a local Afghan relief organization.