5 Things our Beneficiaries are Thankful For
Feeling thankful? So are we! In the spirit of thanksgiving, we thought we would share 5 things our beneficiaries are thankful for:
1. Water. Water is the driving force of all nature. The inconsistency of rainfall and severe droughts in northern Afghanistan make it very difficult for families to cultivate their crops. Abdul is just one of many farmers who has seen massive improvements in his land since we constructed reservoirs in his area:
2. Micro-Loans. Being able to thrive, instead of just survive, is an opportunity not all of us receive. Women in our Sustainable Livelihoods and Agriculture Enterprise Development (SLAED) program, like Pari, know firsthand how big of am impact a small loan can have:
3. Roads. We all love a quick commute! In many parts of West Africa, roads are narrow, damaged, and often unsafe, making it difficult for farmers to reach their fields. Bala, a farmer along one of the numerous roads we have constructed in Senegal, says he is thankful that the new roads make it easier for people to get to their fields:
4. Knowledge Sharing. Is there anything better than learning something new? Agricultural training is known as one of the best ways to bring economic benefit to a community. Helal, a farmer in northern Afghanistan, is thankful for the knowledge our team has passed onto him:
5. Peace and Safety. There is nothing quite like feeling safe and connected in your own community. For years, Diara’s community was fragmented and fearful. Since our team rebuilt roads in the area, a sense of safety has returned to the community and Diara has been able to build connections with neighboring villages.
BONUS: 6. You!
On behalf of all our beneficiaries and the staff at SFL, we want to say a huge THANK YOU for your ongoing support. Thanks to you, we have been able to make some incredible impacts in the lives of those around the world.