A model for development


Villagers in remote northern Afghanistan's Badakhshan province build schools and dig wells with small cash grants from the National Solidarity Program, cutting out the corruption from local officials and gaining independence from powerful warlords.

A seventh-grade class in a new girls' high school in the village of Farghamanch. The mullah, the religious leader, in Farghamanch is very powerful and it took time to acquire his support for the school to be built.

A seventh-grade class in a new girls' high school in the village of Farghamanch. The mullah, the religious leader, in Farghamanch is very powerful and it took time to acquire his support for the school to be built.

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