Tag Archive: Afghanistan

Jun 04

Why Education for Girls is a Worthwhile Investment

“First, I think girls’ education may be the single most cost-effective kind of aid work. It’s cheap, it opens minds, it gives girls new career opportunities and ways to generate cash, it leads them to have fewer children and invest more in those children, and it tends to bring women from the shadows into the …

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Jun 21

Opium and Afghanistan

The opium industry in Afghanistan is booming! But will it remain this way?  The poppy plant, from which opium is derived, has been a staple crop of Afghan farmers for many years now.  And for good reason, for poppy is relatively easy to take care of and fetches a lot of money.  However, only 10% …

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