Good hygiene is the best medicine against bacteria
When Zarifah had to flee her village, there was no money for medicine and doctor’s visits when the children were sick. Mission East gave her a chance to improve her own and her family's health.
Zarifah is the mother of three and lives in a camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in the northern province of Badakhshan in Afghanistan.
Before we lacked food every winter
When Dost Mohammad first heard about Mission East gardening project for women, he was against letting his wife Golshihra participate. Now the kitchen garden is the family's pride.
When you talk with Afghan Dost Mohammad about the teaching of improved vegetable gardens and preserving of vegetables for poor village women, he is all smiles: "I 'm really happy about all the positive changes that the teaching has given my wife and our entire family. In the past we lacked food every winter, especially in January and February, but that is no longer the case. "
Annual Report 2013
2013 marked the inclusion of new groups of beneficiaries in current and new geographies, as well as the establishing of Mission East in neighbouring Germany.
We continue to expand our work in the priority development sectors of Rural Community Development and Disability & Special Needs, promoting inclusion of the vulnerable and marginalized in society at large, and thus reducing poverty.
Read the report here
Armenian refugees from Kessab in Syria
Mission East is collecting funds to help the refugees from the Christian Armenian town Kessab in Syria. All 3,500 residents have been displaced from the historical town. The inhabitants are now facing a very uncertain life as refugees or as internally displaced individuals in the war-torn country.
Playground for children with disabilities
One of Tajikistan's first playgrounds with focus on accessibility for children with disability is now finished, next to Mission East’s center for these children.
The playground, which is sponsored by the British Embassy in Tajikistan, will provide new social opportunities for approximately 200 children every month, when they visit Mission East’s center in Penjakent.