The leading cause of death among Afghan women of childbearing age is pregnancy and childbirth. When the mother of a newborn dies, the child has only one chance in four of surviving until his or her first birthday.
Help us fund a new cohort of community health workers. Your donation of $25, $50, $100 or more can help us reach our $10,000 goal to build empowered health communities.
Afghanistan is one of the worst places to be a child and mother.
1 in 5 children die before their 5th birthday.
1 in 8 mothers die during pregnancy.
Where else can your donation do so much?
100% of your donation goes to our community health workers as they deliver essential vaccinations and medications, educate families, and get the critically ill to seek treatment at the hospital. All costs associated with running this organization, such as our website, mailbox, and support of our Executive Director, are covered by our own volunteers so your money goes to work right away.
$50 vaccinates dozens of children against several common yet fatal diseases
$100 provides 2 months of health education classes for current and expecting mothers
$500 trains one community health worker, affecting lasting change on 150 local families
Afghan families we serve are living longer, healthier lives.
We recently completed a survey of over 300 households representing thousands of people in the area served by our community health workers. They told us about who we serve and their needs. Our inaugural class of community health workers are already using these results as they visit hundreds of high-risk children, women, and men. Led by our local program implementer Dr W, an Afghan female physician with advanced training in community health, it should come as no surprise that the Afghan families we serve are living longer, healthier lives.
Make your gift today. They can’t wait much longer.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. We are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.
Is my donation secure?
Absolutely. The security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. Our payment processor uses industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your information and provide a safe and secure environment for online donations. We will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations, and we will only share personal information if you have given us specific permission to do so.
Do I get a receipt?
A donation receipt will be sent to you at the email address you provide on this form. Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes. If you select a recurring donation, you will receive a year end donation receipt.