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American Support for Afghanistan (ASA) is a non-sectarian, non-governmental and strictly apolitical non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and continuing development of Afghanistan.
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Unique Gifts, Handmade in Afghanistan
Unique Gifts, Handmade in Afghanistan
For many of us, now is the season for giving… and occasionally treating . ASA has a lot of beautiful and unique items, all handmade by craftspeople in Afghanistan, just in time for the holiday season. Check out our merchandize site and take a look at our selection of purses, leatherwork and embroidery.

Each item is one-of-a-kind. Donations help in two ways:
  • By purchasing the item directly from the artisan, ASA is directly stimulating the economy of Afghanistan.
  • 100% of donations will be used to purchase more crafts, when possible, and to support development projects in Afghanistan.
Artists and craftspeople in Afghanistan have been creating beautiful jewelry, leather goods, and needlework for centuries. But the ongoing conflict means it is often difficult for these entrepreneurs to display their work outside of the region. In these days of globalized mass production, why not donate to ASA and select one of these beautiful, hand-crafted, and unique items? You’ll help support a worker in Afghanistan, provide funds for social programs, and get something lovely to go with that warm and fuzzy feeling of helping out.

Farsi and English Children’s Book
ASA is excited to announce the first phase of a new project.
Do you remember the stories you read as a child? What if you had no storybooks? What if many of the books you saw were donated, and written in a language you didn’t understand?

Impoverished children in Afghanistan often lack access to books in their native language, Farsi. At the same time, the children of Persian expatriates living around the world also have very few books in Farsi/Dari available.

ASA will be producing a children’s book with an original story about Afghan children, written in both English and Farsi and illustrated by an Afghan illustrator. The books will be distributed in Afghanistan, and sold throughout North America to raise funds for book distribution and other ASA social programs. As we get this book into production, we need input from supporters, parents – anyone who has or knows a child under 9 years old, whether you speak and read Farsi or not!

We ask you to please take no more than 10 minutes to answer our quick survey for our children’s book project. Just click the link below… and thanks!

http://tinyurl.com/ASAkidsbook


Orphan Education in Jalalabad
ASA continues to support Mir Mohammad Yusif Vocational School (MMYVS), run by International Orphan Care, in the city of Jalalabad. ASA provides sponsorship for ten orphan children, both boys and girls. Through these efforts, we hope impoverished children like Alia and Kamran will have better chance in life. Read more >>

Please consider making a one time or recurring donation to support this ongoing program.Donate


Meet some of the graduates of the vocational school who are putting their skills to work, and some of the students currently learning to support themselves with bike repair, tailoring, and other skills.

 
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OUR FOCUS 
Healthcare
Afghans rank among the worst in the world with a 70% malnutrition rate, and only 30-40% of the population able to receive basic healthcare.
Education
Afghanistan's educational system is in a state of virtual collapse, with
statistics showing a gross enrollment in primary education at 38% for boys and 3% for girls.



Housing
The ravages of war devastated Afghanistan's infrastructure, breaking people away from their homes and from each other.
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