The hope is that in the future some of these poor families would start their own SHGs after having been in contact with the current groups and seeing how they can work together to better their own lives.
In many areas in Afghanistan, men don´t allow their women to go to clinics for check-ups or other health issues
when they are pregnant, but the BliSS programme is slowly bringing a change to their thinking.
At a recent book exhibition, Tolo TV was looking for a publisher whose books were “pure Afghan”, produced by Afghans, for Afghans and published inside Afghanistan.
Besides hygiene and sanitation, Azad also learned how to obtain clean water through solar water disinfection.
Through these books and many others Rahmat project is helping children to develop good values in life so that they will positively impact on society.
It was exciting to see their desire and willingness to work together, and the initiative they took to help one another and to ensure clean water for their community.
Many men in the communities are learning how to better care for their pregnant women.
“I found that the group was not just about savings and taking loans, but there were also many important social issues that we could learn and talk about.