According to the latest estimate by the United Nations, the conflict for the last 4 decades has resulted in over 2 million widows.
This disproportionate statistic makes Afghanistan a country with one of the highest rates of widows, and this issue is further exacerbated by lack of literacy and vocational training.
Since 2016 HHRFTP has provided social and economic and medical support across Herat, Jelalabad and Kabul provinces to over hundreds of widowed families and orphans. Monthly stipends are provided to the widows and to orphans to support them with groceries, electricity, water and other basic needs. Throughout the years and with your continued and generous financial support we have been able to assist widows, poor families, orphans and children with disabilities.
Afghanistan’s rural areas lack safe and clean water supply. Helping Hand Relief for the Poor has installed 15 water wells in Herat province, Jellalabad and Kabul areas since 2018. The water wells have provided locals and schools access to a clean water source to allow them to drink, cook, clean and irrigate their crops. Our water well program will aid the locals in these cities and 3000 students to obtain clean water for their daily use and needs while potentially eliminating the risk of water related illnesses.
Lack of literacy and education is at the core of all major issues in Afghanistan. Only 28 percent of the entire Afghan population is 15 years and older is literate. 3.7 million, or 44 percent, of all school-age children are not attending school which is further exacerbated by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
HHRFTP provides yearly assistance programs by organizing a Ramadan drive, an Eid drive and a Winter clothing drive throughout the aforementioned provinces in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan is a beautiful and rugged country situated in the heart of Asia. From the majestic, snow covered peaks of the Hindu Kush mountains to the blue and raging waters of Amu Darya and Helmand River valley and the beautiful green valleys of Nooristan and Panjshir, Afghanistan is endowed with awe-inspiring and breath-taking natural beauty. The Afghan people themselves are an extension of this extraordinary, beautiful and rugged land. They embody the best attributes of their nation through their uncompromising love for freedom, their strength of character, and their unmatched hospitality and generosity.
For over four decades, Afghans have been living through foreign interventions, civil war, insurgency, and widespread insecurity. It has severely disrupted Afghanistan’s economic growth trajectory, limiting economic opportunities and exacerbating poverty. By latest estimates, more than 80% of the population is living under the poverty line with the government unable to meet the basic needs for the people. Helping Hand Relief for the Poor (HHRFTP) was established in 2016 to help provide material, monetary and educational assistance to Afghan families with a focus on widows and orphans.
Helping Hand Relief for the Poor (HHRFTP) is a non-political, non-religious, and non-profit 501c (3) humanitarian organization established in 2016 and is focused on assisting and empowering affected individuals and families in war-ravaged Afghanistan. HHRFTP’s goal is to help unravel and break the cycle of poverty and violence by providing a multi-step comprehensive program which includes financial, educational and vocational assistance, allowing families to ultimately maintain financial freedom and independence. HHRFTP is committed to making a positive and impactful change in the lives of families affected by war by providing financial and medical support to orphans, widows and children with disabilities and by building water wells in villages and schools across Afghanistan. Additionally, HHRFTP provides yearly assistance programs by organizing a Ramadan drive, an Eid drive and a Winter clothing drive. HHRFTP is staffed by dedicated individuals who volunteer their time, talent, and expertise to manage the various programs and operations.