Afghan Women Saffron Association (AWSA)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: Gohershd 1rst street,
Mustowfeat square,
Herat
Country: Afghanistan
Region: Southern and Eastern Asia
Website: http://www.neginsaffron.af
UN Languages: English
Other languages: Persian/Dari
   
Areas:
  • Rehabilitation
  • Research
  • Training

  • Other:'Sustainable Development'
Short description:
AWSA aims to achieve improved livelihood and family income among the target beneficiaries and increased awareness of counter narcotics issues.
AWSA tries to provide job opportunities for former opium addicted women and also widows, and other vulnerable women from rural areas in Afghanistan. This happens through skill training, small skill enterprise projects, small agriculture activities, capacity building and by raising awareness.
More than 1,500 women in the country benefited from our activities and currently grow saffron as a poppy alternative in 6 female saffron associations.
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