Afghanistan Samsortya
Giving the gift of trees


Our roots.


Our Board of Directors

Dr. Mariam Raqib

Dr. Susan Chadima

Dr. Daniel Faber

Pia Iolster

Mohammad Wasim Ludin

Abdul Kafi Rasuli

Afghanistan Samsortya is a non-profit organization currently operating in Eastern Afghanistan.

The word Samsortya means “revitalization.” 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.