Kabul, Nangarhar

AWWD is currently implementing Humanitarian Assistance for Women in Afghanistan (HAWA) Program Foundation for Peace (FFP) section. In addition, the project aims to intensify the social-economic situation of vulnerable widows/ women-headed households. This sub-agreement will provide vocational training, literacy education and establish Community Based Saving Groups (CBSG) for the project participants so that they are equipped with an income-earning skill, invest for establishing a business through the CBSG’s loan and the basic reading, writing, and numeric skills.

The project is implemented in collaboration with two Afghan Civil Society organizations – Afghan Women’s Welfare Department (AWWD) and Women and Children Legal Research Foundation (WCLRF) with varying yet coordinated efforts to ensure achieve project objectives.

AWWD’s specific activities, that contribute to the indicated outcomes and outputs, are as follows:

Output 1: 39 ongoing training and support sessions for women advocacy groups, producer groups, VSLA groups to participate in community decision-making

Outcome 3: 3,000-3,500 women have strengthened their economic position, creating a peace dividend by the end of the project.

Output 2. 3000-3500 women have the capacity to establish small businesses in Balkh, Nangarhar and Kabul Provinces

  • Carry out action research on the identification of skills/vocational training based on analysis of demand and supply locally.
  • The participatory beneficiary selection involving all community stakeholders for vocational skills building and small business training.
  • Develop and support on the job training, post-training follow up with businesses and vocational training centers.

Output 3.3: .60-VSLAs are formed for 2400 women and operational in target communities by the end of the project

  • 60 Basic numeracy and literacy training for 1200 women VSLA members.
  • Facilitate and train 30 new Village Savings and Loan groups for 600 women in 30 communities.
  • Create links between VSL groups in different communities to explore market options between them.
  • Facilitate discussions between microcredit institutions/ money transfer companies and 30 VSLAs about women’s access to microcredit/ establishing formal saving accounts as necessary.

Output 3.4. 3,600 women report increased control over assets and income

  • Conduct orientation and information-sharing sessions with community and religious leaders on women’s economic rights
  • Conduct 140 (1 per year for 70 communities * 2 years) awareness-raising community meetings for men and women on women economic rights.

English and Computer Project:

The Afghan Women Welfare Department (AWWD) is significantly contributing to support the vulnerable Afghan women and girls through improving the education of English and Computer those have been excluded for the last three decades. The AWWD goal of the project will be to empower Afghan women by giving them computer skill training and English Language in order to assist them to become economically self-reliant.

The AWWD regional Jalalabad Office targeted the 500 female students as primary beneficiaries of project throughout the Nangarhar province with a specific focus within the Jalalabad city and nearby districts of Surkhord and Behsude districts. This vital training of English language and the computer will increase their skills, in order to enable them to increase the contemporary education of female students in their further academic field.

Primary Beneficiaries of Project:

500 female students


Literacy Project:


Foundation For Peace (FFP):


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