Making a difference in Afghanistan

Aldo Magazenni, whom I write about in my column today in the Currents section, has shown that one man, with a small amount of money, using local labor, can make a difference by bringing clean water to impoverished villagers in Afghanistan.

This photo shows him attending a ceremony in Herat, Afghanistan, for the completion of a water system in a poor slum there. In the background is Suraya Pakizad who runs shelters for abused women in Herat and a neighboring province.

You can learn more about Aldo and his water projects in Afghanistan and Kenya at