A 501c3 Nonprofit Organization
Homestead Afghanistan is a 501c3 nonprofit, registered in Massachusetts, and headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan.
We have developed a whole-of-village platform of interventions for rural Afghanistan, focused on helping families and communities achieve self-reliance using local resources and knowledge. We will facilitate, directly support, share knowledge and adapt approaches alongside our Afghan community partners.
Three components of the platform remain in the forefront as immediate priorities: food security initiatives, women and girls' education, and women's employment in skilled trades.
Our first priority is to help Afghan homesteaders start raising and growing their own food again, in greater quantities, quality, and variety, to begin breaking the cycles of dependency.
Next, we will build girls-only private schools, female-only trade schools, and female-only work floors where rural Afghan women can earn a decent living in a safe space.
The new government has indicated that women will be allowed to learn and work unbothered, if those spaces for women and girls are gender-segregated. Few such spaces exist in Afghanistan, and so we are moving up our timelines.
We are back on the ground in Afghanistan, preparing, scoping, securing land access, and obtaining permission from the IEA government. With our local partners, we are preparing to break ground on innovative proofs of concept.
Homestead Afghanistan is focusing on building the all-female trade schools and work floors that have always been a part of our overarching plans for supporting self-reliant and shock resistant Afghan communities.
In order to ensure that Afghan women continue to have places to learn and work, within the new restrictions placed on them, gender-segregated and sharia-compliant learning, living and working spaces must be created for them, and these spaces must be staffed, equipped, supported, and protected.
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