The Afghanistan Samsortya is a non-profit organization currently operating in Surkrhud District near Jalalabad City in Eastern Afghanistan.
The word Samsortya means “re-vitalization.”
We are a grassroots organization supported by the local population. We remain committed to our people-centered mission: development of programs that realistically meet the needs of often ignored populations in ways that are sustainable for future generations. In the past three decades, an estimated 60 to 80 percent of Afghanistan’s land resource has been lost—forests stripped, irrigation systems destroyed, and farmlands abandoned. We at Afghanistan Samsortya determined to help restore the region’s woodlands and ground water. We are helping the local community to plant and care for the trees, while at the same time encouraging them to a more fulfilling life and a more self-sufficient, independent and enduring community. At Afghanistan Samsortya, we directly address the challenges of environmental degradation, with the recognition that a healthy environment is crucial for economic and social well-being.
Samsortya is a community project brought about by cooperation between agricultural workers in Surkhrud, Afghanistan, organizers and fundraisers in the New England region, and contributors like you.
Samsortya is supported by the New Forests Project World Seed Program.
The Afghanistan Samsortya is a 501(c)3 organization.