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DKH/CWSA registered cash beneficiaries in Afghanistan

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) partner organisation, Community World Service Asia (CWSA) registered cash beneficiary Beigum, 45, comforts her baby girl Zainab, 6, with her other family members on October 19, 2023, inside one of the many caves dug in the mountain rock of the Bamiyan valley by Buddhist monks in the 6th century, Bamiyan, Afghanistan. These caves are now home to hundreds of families who own no land, can’t afford conventional housing, and live way below the poverty line. Beigum’s husband left the family some time ago due to drug addiction—now they get by with charity from the community and neighbours. She was hired as a cleaner in an office in Bamiyan before, but then, due to the new government, she had to stop her work. She is now unemployed. She now tries to earn enough to feed her family by washing clothes for other people. The family will receive 340 USD in two instalments this year from CWSA as cash assistance. “The first thing I will do with the money is to buy food for my children,” Beigum explains.

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Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) partner organisation, Community World Service Asia (CWSA) registered cash beneficiary Beigum, 45, comforts her baby girl Zainab, 6,  with her other family members on October 19, 2023, inside one of the many caves dug in the mountain rock of the Bamiyan valley by Buddhist monks in the 6th century, Bamiyan, Afghanistan. These caves are now home to hundreds of families who own no land, can’t afford conventional housing, and live way below the poverty line. Beigum’s husband left the family some time ago due to drug addiction—now they get by with charity from the community and neighbours. She was hired as a cleaner in an office in Bamiyan before, but then, due to the new government, she had to stop her work. She is now unemployed. She now tries to earn enough to feed her family by washing clothes for other people. The family will receive 340 USD in two instalments this year from CWSA as cash assistance. “The first thing I will do with the money is to buy food for my children,” Beigum explains.