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Video: The Canal that Brought a Neighborhood Back to Life

July 28, 2015

The rebuilding of a canal has brought life back to a rural neighborhood in Balkh Province, reviving arable land as well as allowing residents to supplement their income by growing their own vegetables. The project was sponsored by the National Solidarity Program (NSP), which has supported some 86,000 small-scale reconstruction and development activities, such as the Kod-e-Barq sub-project, throughout rural Afghanistan. Implemented by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development since 2003, the NSP receives funding from a number of donors, including the World Bank and the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF).