December 5, 2008

Update on work in Afghanistan

It's been almost a year since we've added an update on our work in Afghanistan. This post is not the easiest to share-yet needs to be shared. A few weeks ago we received some very sad news. The DHL manager we were working with on handling artisan exports was shot and killed along with the other foreigner working at DHL by one of the guards, after he killed them, he killed himself. The weekend before, a South African/British woman was killed while walking on the street in Kabul.The reality of the danger in Afghanistan for the workers who just want to help others or who are striving to improve their lives hit hard. It also made it even more important for us to share the Afghan artisan beautifully hand-made items including jewelry, rugs, shawls and rugs. We will continue our efforts in Afghanistan and keep you updated. Please pray for all those in Afghanistan who are working so hard to improve their lives.

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