Established in August 2002, the Welfare Association for the Development of Afghanistan (WADAN) is an indigenous NGO that envisions a peaceful, educated, drug free, democratic, developed and prosperous Afghanistan. Our mission is to advance the spread of democratic principles, development, social justice, human rights, and freedom; and to strengthen communities and local governance by promoting effective community and institutional development practices and drug control initiatives. For details please visit our website www.wadan.org.
The Community Development is one of WADAN’s largest efforts. The TUP Program provides beneficiaries with a package of inputs over a two years’ period, including the transfer of productive assets, training, subsistence support, and basic health care. The aim of the program is to graduate ultra poor households out of safety net programs to income earning activities as well as linking them with microfinance programs. As a result, income within the household groups is expected to increase in addition to overall wellbeing such as health. The impact of this investment has been estimated with a range of scenarios.