Questionnaire for the selected photo (VT-Bamyan)
Projects location: Kabul Province, PD10
Project Type: Vocational Skills Training – VST-CBT
Projects No: AF01-0106
Date of the photo taken: 14/11/2018
Name of photographer: Sohrab “Hamrah”
Name and age of the recipients/beneficiaries – description of those seen in photos
Brief narrative of why they are in the spot:
Mrs. Qamar is originally from Panjshir province of Afghanistan and lives with her family in Char-qalai wazir abad location of PD10. She has four sons and one daughter. Her husband had cencer sickness and was died five years ago. She was and is the only one who supports her family members (Daughter and sons) by doing offbeat jobs such as, cleaning the houses, and washing clothes. She was selected and enrolled to the programme by the joint survey team of FRDO and UN-WFP colleagues in 10th of August 2018. She has special interest in learning carpet weaving skill and daily she attendes the carpet weaving classes. As she hardly found the income and food and supported her family in the past. Now, the food aid helped her a lot to feed her family members and she is very happy that she learns carpet weaving skill. “ I had aspirations to learn carpet weaving skills professionally and learn the theories of the carpet weaving skill so that in the future I run my own training center and do the business of the carpet weaving and earn income to support my family members.” Said Mrs. Qamar.
Ration they are getting (if beneficiaries)
Mrs. Qamar gets 2500 Afs per month from World Food program (UN-WFP) as food items and had received her one months ration.
How long they have to commute to the distribution centre and when (ever week/month)?
Mrs. Qamar commutes once in a month to the distribution sites which is identified by UN-WFP office and gets her ration. It takes one hour by foot to commute to the distribution sites in each month.
Who picks up the food, is it delegated to someone on his/her behalf and why?
She pickes up the food by her ownself and her son helps her to deliver the food commodities to ther house.
Do they feel safe at the distribution site?
Yes, “I feel safe at the distribution sites and FRDO project staff provide me safe place to stay and wait till I receive my food commodities.
How much do they pay for the transportation?
Said Mrs. Qamar. “I pay nothing for the transportation of my food commodities from shop to my house, because my son delivers the food commodities by our-own.”
How is the food assistance utilized?
The food wich she receives on monthly basis are utilized by her family members (Daughter and sons), She cook lunch and dinner to her children using those food commodities which are an aid from UN-WFP office.
Is the entire package of food consumed by all in the house?
No, the entire package is used only by her children in her family, as she lives with her husband’s family but she consumes the food commodities within her own family.
How long the one time ration lasts for (in days – twenty days, thirty days..?)
In Mrs. Qamar family, the one time ration of oil which she receives last for almost one month, but because she has six persons in her family, the wheat flour last for 19 to 20 days.
Are they satisfied with WFP project and food Assistance?
Yes, She is satisfied with WFP project and food assistance, because the ration she get helps her to feed her children and the skill she learns will help her to generate income in the future.
How did her family benefit from the WFP projects?
“First of all, the food which I receive as a ration from WFP office helps me to feed and support my children. Secondly, the skill which I learn, I teach to my daughter so that in the future she will help me weave carpets and sell my own product in the market and generate income.” Said Mrs. Qamar.
How the food aid and the proposed project contribute to the improvement of the food security of the participant?
“Both aspects of the programme contributes to the improvement of the food security of my family. As there was no source to earn money and buy basic needs of my family members such as food, but by the strong support of UN-WFP providing food commodities to me, food security of my family have increased. Now, my children can eat food. Another aspect of the programme which is the vocational training will help us to learn the skill and generate income in the future which will make my family to be sustained and have improved food security situation in the future.” Said Mrs. Qamar.
Should such assistance continue in future?
Yes, such assistance will help her to learn more skills and knowledge of carpet weaving and also she wants to learn reading and writing professionaly to run her own small business in the future.
Any suggestion to improve the project?
“It is good that I learn everything which is included in our programme, because until we stand by my own feet will take longer time and also, starting my own small business requires more skills and knowledge which will help me in the future to easily generate income and support my children.” Said Mrs. Qamar. She suggested that, to conduct literacy courses so that she learns the reading and writing of the paragraphs and also she suggests to receive her monthly ration at the end of each month so that she could avoid hunger in her family.
Photo & drafted Interviw by: Sohrab Hamrah – FRDO Project Manager 14/11/2018