Center for International Stabilization & Recovery

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Afghan girls carry sacks on their heads in the Torkham border of Afghanistan and Pakistan July 2, 2012. REUTERS/Parwiz


KABUL, July 5 (Reuters) - When foreign donors pulled the plug on Makai Sawash’s small clinic run for and by amputees, she started selling homemade peat briquettes and wheelchairs to keep it going.

Working at her NGO in Kabul alongside landmine victims, Sawash laments the cash vacuum that has hurt many aid organisations in Afghanistan.

"Day by day, donor funds are getting weaker. NGOs are looking to the government for help, but it doesn’t have the capacity," she said at the Kabul Orthopaedic Organisation.