The Duvet Project

A project led by the Afghan Peace Volunteers that gives duvets to destitute families in Kabul. The project also gives women an opportunity to earn living wages for sewing duvets. Funds for the project go towards the supplies and sewing of the duvets.

Storage room filled with duvetsStorage room filled with duvets

Seamstresses bring the finished duvetsSeamstresses bring the finished duvets

Loading the lorry/truckLoading the lorry/truck

Ghulamai and Ali deliver duvets to a homeGhulamai and Ali deliver duvets to a home

Distributing duvets in a refugee campDistributing duvets in a refugee camp

Ali and Abdulhai With Synthetic WoolAli and Abdulhai With Synthetic Wool

Samia With DuvetsSamia With Duvets


“Pandora’s Hope” meets “Afghan Action” by Mary Dobbins

The Longest War: Afghan People Face… by Kathy Kelly

In Kabul, Widows and Orphans Move Up by Kathy Kelly

From Cowley Road to Kabul to the Afghan Peace Volunteers by Susan Clarkson

Why Not Warmth in Afghan Duvets? by Dr. Linda Sartor

There. Now You Are One of Us by John Dear

Dreaming of Duvets in Afghanistan by David Smith-Ferri

Survival and Dignity in an Afghan Winter by Kathy Kelly

Afghan Camps Receive Winter Aid, but Officials Say It Isn’t Enough by Rod Nordland


To donate by check, please send to:
Voices for Creative Nonviolence
1249 W Argyle St
Chicago, IL 60640
and write Duvet Project in the memo line.

To donate to the Duvet Project via PayPal, sign into your PayPal account and submit the funds to email identity “theduvetproject@gmail.com”. When using PayPal to send money there might be options for paying for an item, or a service, or giving a gift of money to a family or friend. Say yes to the question: “Send money to a friend or family?” Choose the options that say “no charge,” or “no fee,” or “free” to ensure that the entire amount of your contribution will go to the project.