Livelihood For Progress
Decades of war and civil unrest have forced many vulnerable youth and women into a lifestyle of scavenging the war-torn streets of Afghanistan. The unemployment rate has increased to 40%, and more than half of the population is living below the poverty line. Because of environmental degradation and insurgent activity, about one-third of the country’s population do not receiving enough nutritious food and are not accessing sustainable food supplies. Moreover, Afghan women still experience rampant discrimination and human rights abuses. They only earn 25 cents or less for every dollar men earn, and 87% of them experience domestic violence.
Mahboba’s Promise is committed to training young adults and women with the necessary skills and practices to create income-generating opportunities and achieve self-sufficiency. We also focus on improving the wellbeing and nutrition of local communities by educating them on how to grow crops and care for livestock in a sustainable way. Furthermore, we strengthen women by enabling them to contribute positively to local communities and gain self-reliance. With food and income security, vulnerable youth and women can have a sustainable future.