The Light Foundation grant is focused on supporting Unicef’s efforts to improve the nutrition and health of women and children in Afghanistan
2019 - 2024

The project is focused on educating mothers and caregivers in the areas of nutrition and health as well as improving the skill set of midwives, nutrition counsellors and community health workers. The project has made good progress in all of its activities in spite of major disruptions in the country. Contributions from the Light Foundation in 2021 allowed 24,751 children aged 6-59 months with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) to be supported and treated in the Kandahar and Jawzjan provinces. In addition, 174 midwives, 68 nutrition counsellors and 1,037 community health workers have benefitted from training and material packages through the grant and 77,184 children were reached with community preventive services. Further, as a result of the grant, 88 villages have successfully improved their sanitation facilities and have as a result been declared as “Open Defecation Free”.