Not only can people in Dega Payan now access medical care more quickly, they can also move crops to market more easily. Supplies from other towns now have a way to get in.
In northeastern Afghanistan, a villager from Dega Payan collects his food-for-work rations after helping build a road connecting two remote districts in Badakhshan province. (WFP/Challiss McDonough)
This is what Afghanistan needs. It's basics like food, education, and roads. These things, taken for granted by many, are critical elements for the Afghan people's development.
Agencies like WFP, CRS, the Aschiana Foundation, Save the Children, and others often face funding shortfalls for their projects in Afghanistan. If we want Afghanistan to succeed, we need to focus on strengthening these agencies' missions. It is projects in partnership with the Afghan people, like Food for Work, that can lift villages out of poverty.