Questionnaire for the selected photo (VST-CBT-Kabul)

Projects location: PD10, Kabul Province.

Project Type: Vocational Skills Training – Cash Based Transfer (VST-CBT)

Projects No: AF01-0106

Date of the photo taken: 15/11/2018

Name of photographer: Mohammad Mansoor Wahedi

Name and age of the recipients/beneficiaries – description of those seen in photos

Name: Jilla Ebrahimi

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Brief narrative of why they are in the :

Miss. Jilla Ebrahimi is one those beneficiaries who was enrolled by the survey team of FRDO and WFP-KAO in August 2018. She is 20 years old girl and lives with her family in PD10 of Kabul province. She was graduated from school two years ago and due to bad economic situation and less job opportubities to women, she couldn’t continue to attain her higher education. She belongs to a very poor family, her family is consist of twelve person but most of her brothers are married and live in different places and houses with their family members. Currently six persons lives with Miss. Jilla in her house. Her father is jobless and mostly feed her family members by doing offbeat jobs such as cleaning the houses, working as casual painter, or doing hand selling of items in near by markets. The income that her father receives is not enough for them. Now, she is enrolled in Bag making classes and learned the bag making skill. She is very happy with the methods of teaching. “I want to have a bag making business in the future.”S Miss. Jilla “Ebrahimi”. She receives monthly ration from UN-WFP office which helps her to support her family members for as long as she complete the course. She said that, I know UN-WFP office supports poor people since long time and she thanked WFP staff for their effort toward enabling the poor women of the society.

Ration they are getting (if beneficiaries)

Miss. Jilla “Ebrahimi” is getting 2500 AFN monthly ration as a food aid and from start of the project she received only one month ration from UN-WFP office and hopes to receive the remaining balance as soon as UN-WFP provides them their ration through sim cards.

How long they have to commute to the distribution centre and when (ever week/month)?

As per the distribution plan of FRDO and UN-WFP office, once in a month she commutes 50 minutes from home to identified shops and within one day she receives the food aid.

Who picks up the food, is it delegated to someone on his/her behalf and why?

As mostly, a family member scort their female family member while going out of home so, she visits the identified shops with her brother and her brother helps her to pick her food and deliver to her house.

Do they feel safe at the distribution site?

She totally feels safe at the distribution site and she has no problem while visiting the distribution sites. FRDO project staff provides her support at the distribution sites and guides her to receive allowed food commodities from the identified shops.

How much do they pay for the transportation?

In the first month of the distribution process, two of her neighbours who are also beneficiaries of the project, jointly paid about 60 AFN for the transportation of the food commodities to their homes. Means that, she paid only 20 AFN for the transportation of the food aid from the distribution site to her home.

How is the food assistance utilized?

The food aid which she receives as a ration from UN-WFP office is utilized by her family members (brothers, sisters, mother and father).

Is the entire package of food consumed by all in the house?

Yes, the entire package of the ration is consumed and benefited all of her family members.

How long the one time ration lasts for (in days – twenty days, thirty days..?)

As her father works as a day labor and receives about 100 AFN per day, the one time ration assistance of UN-WFP lasts for one month and after that they relay back to the earning of her father.

Are they satisfied with WFP project and food Assistance?

The day interview was conducted with her, she was very satisified of the UN-WFP project and the food assistance she receives on monthly basis and hoped to receive food assistance from WFP in the future until she find a job of bag making and support her family members.

How did her family benefit from the WFP projects?

In short time, the UN-WFP food assistance help me to support my family members. “I teach the topics which I learn in the bag making training center to my sisters at home so that in the future they can be a hand in my business and receive income to support my family in the long run.” Said Miss. Jilla “Ebrahimi”.

How the food aid and the proposed project contribute to the improvement of the food security of the participant?

The food aid provided by UN-WFP helps her to support her family members (Sisters, brothers, mother and father). Miss. Jilla “Ebrahimi” attends the bag making classes in order to learn the skill. As she is jobless and there is no source of income to support her family, the ration as a food aid which she receive helps her to support and feed her family members and besides that to be in a peace mind, the proposed project help her to gain knowledge of bag making skill and work as a bag maker at any private business company in the future or run her own business and earn money and support her family and have an improved food security.

Should such assistance continue in future?

Yes, as everyone know that employment opportunities for women are less in the market and women are hardly placed in vacant positions and also most of the families are poor and they don’t have any source of income in order to feed their family members. For the time, the food assistance and it self the project plays a vital roll in fulfilling the gaps of unavailability of food. Therefore, “I request UN-WFP team to continue the food assistance until the beneficiaries stand on their own feet and support their family members.” Said Jilla “Ebrahimi”.

Any suggestion to improve the project?

The only suggestions that I have in order to improve the project and achieve higher result is that, the WFP and FRDO project staff should conduct marketing trainings in order to build the capacity of the beneficiaries for marketing their own products after they finish the five months vocational skills courses and also the team should make an effort to provide the food aid ration on time and in monthly basis, because food aid is the only source which all beneficiaries relay on it and support their family members.

 

 

Photo & Interviwed by: Mohammad Mansoor Wahedi – FRDO Programme director 15/11/2018






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