Much still needs to be done.
For 10 years, Labor Spring Organization (LSO) has been at the forefront to support women and families across Afghanistan. We have made 10,000 lives better through our programs.
Our mission began as a response to humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and as a way to empower and support Afghan displaced and vulnerable.
Ten years later, here are again. But, together, we can build a safe and dignified life for thousands of families who are internally displaced and vulnerable to hunger, food insecurity and livelihood shortage.
As our board, staff, volunteers, and clients work together on a strategic plan that ensures LSO will be here for the next 10 years and beyond, we are asking you to be part of that team.
LSO is a non-governmental, non-political, non-profitable and welfare organization registered with the Ministry of Economy of the Government of Afghanistan on 13rd May, 2010 under the registration number (1678).
LSO is mandated based on (as per its) organizational constitution to support vulnerable families, mostly women and those who are at risk of violence/ survivors, disabled, IDPs, returnees and youth groups. LSO’s thematic working areas are WASH, ES/NFI, food security & livelihood, health, protection and environment.
LSO successfully implemented many projects in the interest of supporting women, youth, disabled and poor families in central highland and northern part of the country. These projects (e.g. handcraft, environment, Capacity building of youth and women groups, and Computer training course, anti-corruption, peacebuilding, awareness raising on women right, youth civil rights, human rights, Women Protection Center, promote advocacy skills and capacity of MUSHARIKAT provincial VAW sub-coalition to elimination of violence against women, Resilience Agriculture and Livelihood Initiatives for Socio-economic Empowerment-REALISE) and Empowering communities for peace and social cohesion.
For its thirteen years’ mission in Afghanistan, LSO has been honored for its humanitarian and development works. LSO received 37 appreciation letters from its stakeholders and Governor Offices due to loyal efforts and transparency in implementation of its program (Certificate and Appreciation Letters – Labor Spring). LSO won the Energy Globe National Award 2021 for its great work in Band-e-Amir Northern Plateau Protected Area Landscape of Bamyan province (recognized as Bamyan plateau in 2020). LSO was announced as a winner in Climate Summit-COP 26 in Glasgow on 8 November 2021 and received its certificate of award in an event organized by Austria Advantage office in Tehran on 30 November 2021. Details are available at https://www.energyglobe.info/national/winner/afghanistan.
LSO’s close coordination with UN-OCHA Bamyan led humanitarian assistance saved lives of 2000 vulnerable households in central highland and northern part of the country in 2022.
LSO is currently a partner of twinning program/ACBAR since Jan 2022. With support of this program, this policy was reviewed by Engineer Ruhullah-ACBAR/Twinning Program for the purpose of bringing further improvement.
LSO is operating in central highland and northern part of the country. The organization’s main office is in Nili City of Daikundi province. Because of its dedicated team and institutional capacity, LSO is familiar with geography and humanitarian needs of vulnerable people in central highland region.
LSO’s work is in line with to its vision, mission and standard humanitarian principles:
Vision: An Afghanistan free from poverty and injustice where every person enjoys their right to a life of dignity.
Mission: Promote human rights and poor people to achieve self-esteem, self-determination, and their actual roles in all life spheres including politics, economy, environment, culture and development.
Humanitarian Principles: LSO respects and performs in compliance with accepted humanitarian principles:
LSO is an active member of GBV sub-cluster, education, WASH and FSAC clusters in Afghanistan.