With support from Afghanaid, Najla has turned her life around. She received the training and tools she needed to cultivate a small vegetable plot and set up her own business - she is now selling her vegetables, chutneys and yoghurts from home.
In villages like Taghar in Nangarhar, eastern Afghanistan, flash floods destroy livelihoods on a yearly basis. Afghanaid has been busy working with villagers like Gul Rang, supporting them to better prepare for disasters and be able to respond effectively when they occur.
Despite significant improvements in education over the last decade, still only 32% of adolescent girls in Afghanistan can read or write. Afghanaid is working to change this.