International Agricultural Development,
International Economic Development,
Mission: JDA International will assist in the transformational development of Central Asia through constructive interaction with individuals, groups, governments and other organizations to promote and facilitate community health education, clean water access and improved farming techniques.
Results: Since our WASH program began in 2009, we have reached out to 36 communities in Northern Afghanistan raising awareness on hygiene and sanitation as well as creating access to 74 safe water wells. We have positively impacted 4,000 children and trained more than 12,000 women and 2,700 men in proper hygiene and sanitation. Through our BLiSS program we have helped to reduce Afghanistan's mother/child mortality rate by educating 2,000 women in first aid during and post pregnancy. In Agriculture, JDA has provided thousands of farmers with basic agronomy and mechanization courses. We introduced the use of 2-wheel tractors for better farming techniques. An estimated 30,000 farmers each year are receiving training in various agriculture activities which is improving food security and boosting household incomes.
Target demographics: women, men and children
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,902 women, 488 men and provided safe water for 13,812 people. In agriculture, 30,000 farmers received training in various farming activities: wheat weed control, seed selection, land laser leveling, use and maintenance of two wheel tractors, and gardening .
Geographic areas served: Northern Afghanistan, Iraqi Kurdistan
Programs: Water Access and Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) which provides education to women and men about proper hygiene and sanitation practices. As part of the WASH program, JDA provides safe clean water access to villages by drilling new water wells and the distribution of Sawyer filters. JDA also takes its WASH program to schools through a Puppet show where students learn the importance of hand washing to stop the spread of germs. Our Birth Life Saving Skills (BLiSS) program educates women on how to provide basic first aid during pregnancy, delivery, and after, for both mother and child lowering the country's mother/child mortality rates. Our agriculture programs help advance food and economic security.