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A heartfelt ‘Thank You’ from Afghanistan

A program that helps Afghan war widows build economic self-sufficiency got a big boost from the annual holiday crafts fair.

Staff purchased more than $2,100 worth of jewelry from the Kabul Women Skills Development Association, a collective that teaches women stone carving, embroidery and jewelry-making so they can use the skills to support their families.

Jan Corlett, Chief of Staff in Academic Affairs, sold the jewelry as a benefit for the program, which was started by a friend of hers. When Corlett skyped her friend in Kabul to tell her how well the sale went, “she was overwhelmed,” Corlett said. “She asked me to convey her heartfelt thanks.”

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