October 14, 2014

After years of struggling with destructive winds in western Afghanistan, building work has now begun on a wall to serve as a wind break for the women’s garden.

The village of Saodat is situated on a desert-like plane. The Afghan government has relocated various people t...

July 11, 2014

“Honey is medicine” ... that’s what Afghans are always telling me. Honey is extremely popular in Afghanistan and therefore expensive.

Our bees are busy collecting nectar, pollinating the fruit trees at the same time.

For a number of years now, we’ve been in the process o...

October 29, 2013

It was almost by coincidence that we happened to hear the story of one widow’s private initiative in north-eastern Afghanistan. It’s an encouraging development that we have now begun to support.

Our project manager writes:

“Last year we got to know an Afghan lady who had...

August 20, 2013

50 girls and 50 boys are keen to continue at our "Helping Hands" elementary school. We’re seeking sponsors to help pay for their education.

The Helping Hands school run by Shelter Now in Kabul. It’s great to watch the children playing in the yard during breaktime: they...

February 6, 2013

Many of those affected by the terrible flooding back in the summer of 2010 are struggling in the cold winter. Shelter Now is distributing blankets, mattresses, and pillows.

2 ½ years after the devastating floods many of the former flood victims in northeastern Pakistan...

December 12, 2012

Fundraising campaign for the Deaf Center in Kabul. How often do we complain about noise – the traffic, the neighbors’ 200 watt stereo, airplanes, the non-stop party next door … and long for a little peace and quiet, away from it all

But can you imagine being condemned t...

June 26, 2012

News from 26.06.2012 After our summer newsletter had already been sent to the printers, we suddenly received word that the organization that has financed our primary school for years is now stopping its support. This has caught us completely off guard. Udo Stolte visit...

January 11, 2012

Last month, Shelter Now Germany received a call from Kandahar, desperately seeking help for 600 refugee families from Pakistan to help them survive the winter. We told our supporters about the need for help and publicized it via the media too. The response was impressi...

December 2, 2011

Fruit and vegetable farmers in Afghanistan don’t usually earn very much from selling their produce. Whenever a fruit or vegetable is in season, there’s a glut on the market and the prices are low. But the wives of the farmers who have got together in our cooperative in...

September 29, 2011

Thorab is the head of a tribe of Kuchi nomads. For thousands of years, the Kuchi (pronounced Kutshie) have lived as semi-nomads in Afghanistan and the surrounding countries. During summer, they live in mountain regions where there is fresh grass for their animals. But...