BLOG SURF: Improved lives

The National Solidarity Programme (NSP) improved lives of millions of Afghans across rural Afghanistan.

NSP’s successor, the Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Project, aims to improve the delivery of core infrastructure and social services to participating communities through strengthened development councils.

Not so long ago, 15 years to be exact, I remember when people in the districts of Kandahar used animals to transport their agricultural harvest to the provincial center. There were a few, if any, motorable roads, and we had a limited number of health centers and schools in the province.

Most of the infrastructure laid in ruins. But worst of all, the economic condition of the average Afghan was quite bad with little or no access to income, opportunities, and facilities.

While many development projects have been implemented in Kandahar Province, the National Solidarity Programme has been one of the most popular and high impact.