Let us bring your beautiful heart closer to Afghanistan's Blind community during COVID-19!
The Afghanistan International Foundation for the Blind (AIFB) is launching a new fundraising campaign to provide nutritional food, medicine, and preventive gear such as masks and hand sanitizer to the blind and visually impaired, the most vulnerable group in Afghanistan.
What do you need to know about Afghanistan’s blind community?
According to the World Health Organization, 400,000 blind people are living in Afghanistan, which is almost 2% of the entire country's population
The main causes of blindness in Afghanistan are Glaucoma, Cataract, Trachoma, and Corneal Opacity. Due to continuous conflict in the region and lack of access to proper medical and educational care, the toll of visual impairment on everyday life is getting worse and harder to control. As a result, Afghanistan has the largest blind population per capita.
Blindness in Afghanistan disportionately affects women and children, without any security in terms of educational opportunities, health care, safety and over all well being. Blind women and children end up feeling like a burden to society when they cannot work, study, or be independent.
Why should we support the blind community of Afghanistan right now?
COVID-19 is making the situation in Afghanistan worse and worse. Vulnerable populations tend to be overlooked and denied necessary care as the whole world struggles to deal with the pandemic. Issues such as mental Illness, depression and access to assistance with basic needs such as food, water, medicine, and transport are tremendously exacerbated in vulnerable communities.
Why is the AIFB Foundation the best place to donate and help Afghanis blind people?
Starting in 2009, AIFB has sent books, blind-supportive machines, educational material, and health care equipment and medicine to Afghanistan.
We developed a pre-K extension to Kabul Blind High School, for children 3 to 6 years old. In addition, AIFB repaired the high school’s yard.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, AIFB has had to face many difficulties, but we recognize our important mission, we work very hard to keep supporting the blind population in Afghanistan who are suffering from a lack of adequate health and educational services.
The AIFB foundation has staff members both in the United States and Afghanistan, to ensure every penny of your donation is used in the most effective way possible in lifting up Afghanistan’s blind community. We have the senior experience in providing the proper care and resources related to education, health and technology and putting it to the best use in an Afghani context.
How can you help?
Help us bring some comfort to Afghanistan’s blind population during these uncertain times.
The majority of recipients of your donation are stuck at home with finite resources available, making the immediate future look very bleak. Your support will help women and children overcome some of the difficulties the pandemic brings, including harsh living conditions that are made worse by an increase in economic and social instability in the region.
AIFB staff in both the USA and Afghanistan will put all our effort into transferring your donation to the blind community. We believe the donation is not only a meaningful thing but can also be a big relief to many Afghani families during uncertain times. Any amount you would like to donate is valuable and you can be assured that 100% of your donation is benefiting those who need it most.
We would like to serve blind children and adults in Afghanistan quality food, medicine and personal protective equipment (PPE).
*A 25 USD donation will feed 1 child for a full month.
*A 50 USD donation can serve blind children and adults (one of these options): 38 kg of rice, 104.2 kg of flour, 38.5 L of oil, 5 boxes of 50 masks, 5 boxes of 50 pairs of gloves, 7 botels of soap bars, or 37.5 kg of beans.
*A 100 USD donation can serve blind children and adults (one of these options): 77 kg of rice, 207.5 kg of flour, 77 L of oil, 10 boxes of 50 masks, 10 boxes of 50 pairs of gloves.
Your donation can bring a small but extremely meaningful change to the lives of many blind people in Afghanistan. Join us in support of the upward mobility of blind people not just in Afghanistan, but globally.
Please help us share this link to our fundraising campaign. Help us brighten lives through a simple act of kindness. Thank you!
Founder and President of AIFB Foundation
Mrs. Nooria Nodrat