The Linda Norgrove Foundation
The Linda Norgrove Foundation is a grant-giving trust that funds education, health and childcare for women and children affected by the war in Afghanistan.
The Trust was set up in memory of, Scottish aid worker, Linda Norgrove who was devoted to ensuring that the people of Afghanistan would achieve prosperity and stability as their country was rebuilt. She was completely committed to her development work and she loved Afghanistan and its people. Linda was kidnapped and subsequently died during a failed rescue attempt in Afghanistan in October 2010.
The Foundation is run from the UK by Linda's parents and three other voluntary trustees. Other volunteers have developed the website and one employee, Doulat Bibi Aliyar, monitors and reports on projects within Afghanistan. Linda's employer, Washington based DAI, has supported the Foundation from the very beginning.
If you’d like to read more about the Foundation, you can do so on our blogs page.
The Foundation's latest interim newsletter can be viewed . Our latest interim newsletter highlights John and Lorna's visit, in March 2015, to a number of projects supported by the Foundation in Afghanistan and also provides further insight into what it's like to operate in Afghanistan.
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We are run entirely by volunteers in the UK and are extremely proud of our minimal overheads so that money donated goes directly to needy women and children in Afghanistan. From the beginning our annual reports and accounts have been publicly available.
Further details on the Foundations finances and projects supported, can be accessed from the following links:
John and Lorna Norgrove