The Charikar Orphanage’s condition could have been described as “very bad” and almost “inhabitable.” We tried to find projects that would have the most positive impact for the orphans.

With the start of winter on its way, one of the most important projects we had for the orphanage was the replacement and repair of the doors. Broken and non-closing doors were a major reason for cold temperatures inside the building, making the living condition “very bad” for the orphans. The average temperature in Kabul in January is 0° Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit), the city experienced very cold weather in the recent past. The record low is -31°Celsius (-23.8 degrees Fahrenheit), making living in a cold building, “inhabitable.”

After receiving quotes from local carpenters, we decided to replace a number of doors and some others to repair. The construction ran from December 5-20,2012.

The total cost for this project was $220.

We were very happy to see that the work was completed before the harsh winter weather in January started.

The pictures below show the new replaced doors.

The orphans thank everyone for their donations. May Allah reward you all for your generosity.