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From the Field in Afghanistan: Mobile Phones Changing Lives

Omar, who owns a supermarket in Kabul, uses M-Paisa for most of his transactions. Photo credit: USAID/Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s telecommunication sector is connecting people with mobile money products. Read more >>

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From the Field in Afghanistan: Children Teaching Their Elders

Shir Sultan reads his storybook to children at Amani School in Kabul. Photo credit: USAID Kabul City Initiative

In Afghanistan, children are drivers of campaigns that teach elders about social responsibilities. Read more >>

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The Future of Mobile Money in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is leap frogging with mobile technology. Photo credit: USAID

Afghanistan is introducing new technology, particularly in the mobile technology space and capturing the world’s imagination with its success with mobile money. Read more >>

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A Record-Breaking Year for Mobilizing Private Capital for Development

Putting Local Wealth to Work: Development Credit Authority 2012 Portfolio. Photo Credit: USAID.

USAID is enabling private markets in the developing world to provide financing to the people who need it most. Read more >>

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Development Under Fire: Risks and Rewards

In Afghanistan, over 300 Americans and tens of thousands of Afghans working for USAID take risks every day to turn the tide against the insurgency and fulfill President Obama’s pledge to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al Qaeda. Read more >>

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Kabul National Cricket Stadium Gets a New Look

Funded by USAID, renovating a cricket stadium will provide short-term employment for unemployed Afghans. Read more >>

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Kabul Goes Green

Mayor Muhammad Yunus Nawandish of Kabul. Photo Credit: Abby Sugrue/USAID

A pilot program to use renewable energy aims to provide street lights to the 6 million people living within the city limits of Afghanistan. Read more >>

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Women’s Garden Reopens in Kabul

U.S. Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry joined senior Afghan officials to celebrate the reopening of the Women’s Garden in Kabul. Read more >>

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