The Children of Afghanistan Need Your Help This Winter

Children are dying this winter in Afghanistan because they have no shelter.  They are living in tents that do nothing to keep the biting cold out and they do not have enough firewood or warm clothing to stave off the bitter cold.  Many have no suitable winter clothing and must rely on what body heat their parents and siblings can provide to literally save them from perishing to the cold each night.  You can make a difference this winter.  YOU can literally save a life.  Please join our shelter campaign.  For each donation received we will match your donation up to $100,000.  Find out more about what the Afghan children are facing this winter as reported by The New York Times and BBC News.  Change lives, donate now.

 

Winter at the Chaman Hozori Refugee Camp in Kabul, Afghanistan

The temperatures hover in the 20’s with only canvas tents or plastic sheeting protecting them from the freezing temperatures.

YOU can make a difference.  YOU can save lives.

All photos © TIE

 

Grantee Updates

TKHF welcomes Global Fund for Women

TKHF is proud to welcome our newest grantee, Global Fund for Women. Our Omid Grant will support Global Fund for Women’s work in Afghanistan to defend and further the human rights of women and children through advocacy, rights awareness and education. We look forward to sharing stories from the field over the coming months.

Global Fund for Women works to advance women’s rights by making grants that support and strengthen women’s groups around the world.  They mobilize and redistribute resources that enable women to develop creative solutions to local, regional and transnational challenges.  They pride themselves on bringing grantees and donors together in an international network that promotes women’s action for social change, equality, peace and justice worldwide.

© Roia Shefayee

© Kavita Ramdas

TKHF Congratulates Budd Mackenzie of TIE

We are pleased to share that Budd MacKenzie, founder of Trust in Education (TIE), a TKHF grantee and recipient of over $60,000 in funds from TKHF, was awarded Contra Costa County’s Humanitarian for 2012 by Local Happenings Magazine.  Budd has worked tirelessly since 2003 to make a difference in the lives of women and children in Afghanistan.  His organization uses grass roots efforts to build a consensus both in the villages of Afghanistan and towns in the United States to become a catalyst for change helping some of the most needy and vulnerable in Afghanistan.  Find out more about TIE.

© TIE

 

Khaled has joined MULU – have you?

What do a Carrom board, Converse Chuck Taylors, Taylor guitars and Mad Men have in common?  Find out.

MULU is a social sharing platform focused on making the world a better place, one recommendation at a time.  You can follow people you are interested in to see what they recommend or make recommendations of your own.  It is a great platform for finding items you need as well. If someone likes what you have picked and buys it, your cause will receive 50% of the affiliate revenue.  Khaled is a founding curator for MULU and is raising money for The Khaled Hosseini Foundation (TKHF).  Please join him on MULU and select TKHF as your cause as well!  Simply select TKHF as your charity under the preferences section once you have created your account (via email or Facebook). The cause with the most people who have signed up to support the cause and created pages by the end of March will receive matching funds from MULU.  Please join today and select TKHF as your cause!