Author Archives: Kalyn Sprague

Mah Pari’s Story

Mah Pari (pictured), a 65-year-old patient, came to AWAKEN’s Behsood Health Clinic to have her blood pressure checked.  While there, she shared the following story of her daughter-in-law’s experience at our new maternal and child health center:  “In the past, when a woman had a baby, she would suffer a lot and be in significant pain. During the delivery, the ... Read More »

15th Annual Fundraising Dinner Successful!

AWAKEN’s 15th annual fundraising dinner, on April 1st, was a huge success, thanks to supporters like you! Approximately 280 guests attended the dinner and learned about AWAKEN’s ongoing work in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan over the last year.  John and Carolyn Vann, our featured speakers, shared photos and stories of their service with the Peace Corps, from 1966-68, in ... Read More »

Birthing Center Complete!

The birthing center, an addition to the Behsood Medical Clinic is finished! AWAKEN must sustain the birthing center by providing salaries, equipment, and medication. With this new facility we will be able to serve: 1200 prenatal patients, 150 new mothers, and 200 infants each year. Please help us accomplish this goal by donating at or sending a donation to AWAKEN, ... Read More »

Holiday Letter 2016

As the year comes to an end, please keep AWAKEN in your thoughts.  Read our holiday letter to learn about the amazing work AWAKEN has done this year, including building a birthing center! Also, learn what our plans are for the upcoming year.  Thank you all for your continued support.  It is greatly appreciated! Donate Now  or send a check to AWAKEN, ... Read More »

40 Women Complete Vocational Training Program in 2015

Every year AWAKEN funds and organizes a vocational training program for Afghan women to become self-sufficient. This year it took place in Zerani Village in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. 40 women received literacy, hygiene, and tailoring training and went home with sewing machines and supplies. These women have very few belongings and they were so excited to have something of their own. ... Read More »

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