IFHope Vision:

Partnering with the People of Afghanistan to Realize Their Potential

IFHope Mission:

To Provide Opportunities for Economic, Educational and Community Development in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Facts

251,773 sq mi
(652,089 sq km)


Sunni Muslim 84%
Shiite Muslim 15%

Pashtu, Dari, Turkic


46 years


IFHope: Partnering With the People of Afghanistan

Once fertile and productive, Afghanistan's agriculture was all but destroyed during 25 years of conflict. From the Russian invasion in 1979, through a civil war from 1989 to 1994 and Taliban rule from 1995 to 2001, neglect and destruction left the country in ruins.

Irrigation ditches were filled with silt, forests had been cut down, orchards destroyed and the countryside mined more heavily than any other on earth. Formerly a major exporter of agricultural products, Afghanistan has become a land of subsistence farmers.

IFHope has been operating as a private organization since 1998 and became a public charity in 1999. Staff relationships with Afghanistan stretch back more than 40 years. IFHope was there during the Taliban's reign, encouraging and supporting education, business and agriculture, and is there now, partnering with the people of Afghanistan to help rebuild their country.

Community Empowerment - Ecomomic Development - Education

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The International Foundation of Hope (IFHope) is a US based Non Governmental Organization (NGO) that recognizes and values the tremendous potential of the people of Afghanistan. IFHope has been in Afghanistan since 1998 working in three interrelated areas: economic development, community empowerment, and education.

In the early stages, IFHope also established health clinics, developed a women's quilting project, and provided food, blankets, medicine and clothing to the most needy. Now the focus in on development and education.

IFHope values partnership rather than competition or duplication of effort and promotes no political or religious agenda.

IFHope's Approach:

Establish and work closely with local community leadership councils to identify needs and implement projects. This process fosters democracy, self reliance and sustainability.

Build keystone projects to serve as models of innovative entrepreneurial businesses.

Seek partnerships with organizations that have proven expertise to benefit the people of Afghanistan.