SADA has been endeavouring to alleviate poverty and protect the dignity of the Afghan people. One of SADA’s key areas of intervention is to ensure poor, ultra-poor and vulnerable people improve their nutrition and food security through the implementation of livelihood, food and health projects. Therefore, SADA’s work is focused to enable small scale farmers’ businesses, kitchen gardening, food-for-work projects, and technical trainings, so beneficiaries are able to increase their productivity of agriculture and access markets in order to ensure food security of their families.
SADA is particularly focused on the role of women, farmers, youth, IDPs, returnees, child and female headed families and mothers. We implement Food Security, Nutrition & Health projects with the aim to enable woman, man and child lead a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity.
SADA’s past experience in the sector (around 30 projects) with UNWFP were mostly in the areas of food security.
Social Association for Development of Afghanistan (SADA) is a non-governmental, non-for-profit and non-political Humanitarian and Development organization. SADA was founded in 1994 when Afghanistan was severely affected by internal war and access to any humanitarian facilities and services was practically debarred.
SADA was established with a vision of “To alleviate poverty and human sufferings to see educated, self-reliant, peaceful and developed Afghanistan” by enhancing access to quality and free education, improving health system, upgrading local agriculture & irrigation systems, increasing awareness around hygiene and sanitation, and advocating for the rights of women & children.
SADA has started its first operation in Kandahar province by implementing a UNOPS funded WASH project with the total fund of $12,657 in 1996. SADA gradually expanded its operations across the southern region by establishing partnerships with UNOPS, UNDP, UNWFP, UNICEF, UNHCR, Malala Fund, Street Child – Children in Crisis, GPE, JICA, Action Aid, ZOA Refugee Care, Royal Netherland Embassy, PRT and the government of Afghanistan.
SADA has been able to successfully implement over three hundred small and large humanitarian and developmental projects in various sectors across the country. Those projects have greatly contributed in improving the living conditions of hundreds of thousands needy people. SADA built up strong relationships with communities and gained a particular acceptance among the local people.
SADA is headquartered in Kabul and currently has sub offices in Kandahar, Zabul, Helmand, Sari-Pul, Faryab and Urozgan provinces. On the basis of service delivery, the organization has good reputation among donor organizations, government officials, Community elders and other stakeholders.