CAWC is an NGO dedicated to reducing poverty and promoting sustainable development in rural communities in Central Afghanistan and other isolated regions. Working in cooperation with other CSOs, government and community organizations, we deliver projects that aim to strengthen employment, income generation, WASH, sustainable natural resources management, peace building and advocacy.

CAWC Background Information

Central Afghanistan Welfare Committee (CAWC) was established in the year 1989 through the efforts of a dedicated group of Afghan professionals experienced in the area of humanitarian activities with the objective to carry out such activities in rural Afghanistan.

CAWC is registered as a Non-Governmental, Non-Political and Non-Profit Organization (NGO) under the laws of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan registered with the Ministry of Economy.
The goal of the organization is to promote community participation and stimulate sustainable integrated rural development in Afghanistan by empowering the People. CAWC endeavors to accomplish its mission through a grass-root level participation mechanism by encouraging community to participate at all levels of implementation; planning, executing, and monitoring. To this end, CAWC will utilize the village level “CDC” formations in carrying out most of community based projects.

CAWC distinguishes the role of women as a vital and effective social force. The organization continues to encourage the participation of women in its socio-economic development. The organization struggles to keep in-line with the superior cultural and religious values of the society.
Furthermore, CAWC remains committed to national and international values, as well as its time-honored organizational values of efficiency, transparency, and accountability. In addition, CAWC considers issues such as human rights, gender equity, and environmental concerns as key principles for its intervention and involvement.

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