If you've ever wondered how you can help in a sustainable way in Afghanistan, without risking your life in Kandahar...
Check out the good works of Arghand.
They make soaps from fruit oils to give farmers an alternative to growing poppy. The founder is Sarah Chayes, author of "The Punishment of Virtue," former NPR correspondent, current Kandahar resident, and all around awesome person.
I'll be posting my impressions of her book "The Punishment of Virute" in a few days.
-- The Kettle Rumbles