Nabila’s Success Story No pain no gain

Nabila is a 20 years old girl; CCAP has brought spiritual and physical changes in her life. She says, “I was very little when my father passed away. My mother, three brothers, two sisters started suffering poverty and difficulties of life.  Even though my uncle was very poor, he took the responsibility to raise us. He is responsible to make a living for his children as well. As time was passing, we....More

Publish Date: 19 Nov 2019

Village Located in a Hilly Terrain Area Access Drinking Water Now

Ghoran village is located among a series of high mountains in Shwak district, some 40 KM to the southeast of the center of Paktia province, Gardiz. Nearly, 1,000 families live in this stone locked village. Considering the climate and landscape of the area, the villagers do not rely much on the agricultural lands that produce insufficient crops and cannot satisfy the needs of a landlord.

Irrigation canals, a....More

Publish Date: 14 Oct 2019

Electricity Can Change People's Lives, not only economically but also socially

The Qaleen Bafaan Development Council is the only town for immigrants and returnees in Mazar-e-Sharif. The residents of the CDC which reaches more than 170 households lived on a flat and barren plain dessert and were facing many problems such as lack of electricity, salty water, dry land. ..etc. The vast majority of these people are poor, labors, backers, oven (furnace) makers, shopkeepers, carpet weavers, tailors and wool weaver. In terms of economy, only 7.7%....More

Publish Date: 16 Sep 2019

Women Contributed to Environmental Hygiene in Nawabad Baikhana

Nawabad Baikhana is a village located at the center of Sar-e-Pul province. Nearly 397 Households live in this village. The residents were concerned about the polluted environment, hygiene and health challenges as many people, particularly children were suffering from numerous diseases such as pneumonia, dysentery and diarrhea on a daily basis in the past.  

To address the challenges, the Community Development Council (CDC) Health and Environment Sub-committee’s female....More

Publish Date: 21 Aug 2019

CDC female members generate employment opportunities

The Community Development Council (CDC) of Korak Uzbekia village; located in the center of Sar-e-Pul province has established a female tailoring training center in their community. The purpose of this center is to train local household women with tailoring and handicraft skills in order to improve their employment with increased income.

The CDC Secretary says: “Establishment of this tailoring center has helped a number of village women to....More

Publish Date: 04 Jul 2019

Citizens’ Charter Unites People for the Better Future

Rabia Balkhi Gozar Assembly (GA) was established in mid-March 2019. It consists of 5 Community Development Councils (CDCs) formed by Citizens’ Charter in the 8th District of Mazar Sharif City. The Gozar Assembly (GA) is made of almost 1,385 household’s covers 9,695 people. The residents were living together but there were no mechanism of cooperation and collaboration, they were unfamiliar with the impact of collective work. According to Mr. Mohammad Jaleel....More

Publish Date: 18 Jun 2019

Agricultural productivity is now increased in Karamar Village

“Our agricultural land is located in close proximity to a mountain range, most of our crops were at risk of flooding in the past. Our crops were usually washed away and submerged by floods during rainfalls when they were ready to be harvested. Fortunately, the construction of a retaining wall in our community has helped to secure more than 700 Jeribs of our agricultural land and largely increase the productivities as it prevented the mudslide....More

Publish Date: 17 Jun 2019

Women Improve Livelihoods in the Rural

In addition to developing communities and social welfare, the Citizens’ Charter National Priority Program (CCNPP) helps to create unified villages so that everyone can actively take part in the construction and infrastructure projects in the villages and cities through this community-driven development program across Afghanistan. Ensuring an equal part for both men and women through Community Development Councils (CDCs), the Citizens’ Charter has facilitated the grounds for women to play a key role in decision-making process. Giving voice to....More

Publish Date: 09 May 2019

The effectiveness of community development councils in the areas

Date: 17/April/2019

Hasan Basri a CDC which is located in GA 1, municipal district 7 of Jalalabad city established during the Citizen Charter National Priority Program implementation dated 19-06-1397 comprised of 246 households.

Prior to the establishment of the this CDC, a resident of the mentioned community by the name of Haji Naseem forcefully was getting....More

Publish Date: 23 Apr 2019

If the government takes one step to get closer to us, we will take ten steps to accelerate this process towards the government.

Etefaq # 2 Development Council…

In continuation of the community development projects implementation in Mazar city of Balkh province, Citizens Charter Program started road upgrading of Etifaq 2 Development Council which is located in 10th district of Mazar Sharif City.

The residents of the development council have commitment, respect and are adhered to the guidelines, principles and regulation of the Citizens Charter. They are hardworking people and keen. Similar....More

Publish Date: 22 Apr 2019

If the government takes one step to get closer to us, we will take ten steps to accelerate this process towards the government.

Etefaq # 2 Development Council…

In continuation of the community development projects implementation in Mazar city of Balkh province, Citizens Charter Program started road upgrading of Etifaq 2 Development Council which is located in 10th district of Mazar Sharif City.

The residents of the development council have commitment, respect and are adhered to the guidelines, principles and regulation of the Citizens Charter. They are hardworking people and keen. Similar....More

Publish Date: 22 Apr 2019

Organizations assistance attraction to creating job opportunities to needy people

Sulh Community Development Council in the 13th district of Herat city, after conducting participatory learning action (PLA) process found the full understanding of the living status of the community.  Base on this information CDC could attract assistance of two offices (IOM and OIM) and created job opportunities and vocational courses to the needy male and female of the community.

This CDC has....More

Publish Date: 01 Apr 2019

Community Grain Bank Staves off Hunger in Food Insecure Households

Story Highlights

  • Food insecure households in a district in Kabul Province have found relief in community grain banks, which are being set up across the country.
  • Over 4,000 grain banks, philanthropic community food reserves, have been set up under the Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Project.
  • The project is supported by government funds, the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund, and the International Development Association, the World Bank Group’s fund for the poorest....More

    Publish Date: 31 Mar 2019

Our area was improved to a beautiful environment, safe from poverty and backwardness.

Asr e Naween Guzar in Seventh District of Mazar Sharif ,

Due to poverty the people of this development council were engaged in their own lives and family problems. Everyone was seeking way for themselves to get rid of these problems but due to disunity and different believes they could not reach the right path.

The formation of the community development council was a platform for all residents to....More

Publish Date: 26 Mar 2019

Citizens’ Charter; a beginning to end a tragedy

Ayub Khan Muhmand Chairman of Ansariha Community Development Council is a hardworking man with many great achievements, since he has been elected as chairman of the Ansariha Council has gathered many contributions from different governmental and non-governmental organizations for the community.

As he himself said, when the Citizens’ Charter started its activities to cover the area and the council was formed, several ways of serving the people....More

Publish Date: 05 Mar 2019

Leaking Pot is changing practices in Keenjabuy village

Keenjabuy village is located in Khulm district, Balkh province and around 4km far from district center. Near 70 families are living in this village. The Citizen’s Charter conducted the ‘leaking pot’ exercises sometimes back in the village.

The leaking pot tool educates villagers to identify and quantify main flows of money into/out of their households or community and make informed decisions to expand existing economic activities....More

Publish Date: 19 Feb 2019

Women Toward Self Sufficiency

Shaima is a 39 year old woman lives in Abdul Rahman Jami II Community Development Council (CDC), first Gozar of the twelfth district of Herat city. She used the opportunity created by the Citizen Charter National Priority Program (CCNPP) and established an educational center in which 72 women and 20 children are being trained in literacy, Holy Quran, sewing and hairdressing classes.

There are 250....More

Publish Date: 11 Feb 2019

Women Taking the Lead in Mobilising Resources for the Most Vulnerable in Drought-Affected Ghor

Ghor is one of the provinces hardest hit by the current drought in the country. According to the Famine Early System Network, this crisis is particularly impacting poor households who are dependent on rainfed wheat production. The most vulnerable households are expected to experience difficulty meeting basic food consumption requirements until next year’s spring harvest.

In Joy Badal Ha village of Lal wa Sarjangal district of Ghor province, women are taking....More

Publish Date: 28 Nov 2018

Joint Project helping Communities Cope with Impact of Drought in Faryab Province

The Kawlian valley, located in Pulicharagh district of Faryab province nearly 20 km away from the district center. More than 2,183 families live in the eleven villages scattered in the valley and mostly rely on agriculture production and livestock.

Amid a harsh economic situation and ongoing armed clashes, communities living in this area face a lack of alternative long-term employment, limited access....More

Publish Date: 15 Oct 2018

The Strength of CCAP Mobilization: IDP Community’s Self Initiative

Ten kilometers west of the heart of Herat city there lies a community formed by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) primarily from Badghis and Kandahar provinces, and from Gulran, Ghorian, Karukh and Kushk-e-Rabat Sangi districts of Herat province. The area is part of Herat city’s 13th district, and is currently home to 230 households with a population of 1,870 people. Most of the families living in the area are poor, relying primarily on....More

Publish Date: 26 Aug 2018