Nowzad has become the latest member of our Donor Family and we welcome them! They recently donated 3 books written by Pen Farthing for our Annual Grand Raffle Draw – Thank you, Nowzad!

Nowzad’s mission is to relieve the suffering of animals in Afghanistan; including companion animals, working equines, stray and abandoned dogs and cats and all other animals in need of care and attention, and to provide and maintain rescue, rehabilitation and education facilities for the care and treatment of such animals with no voice but ours’

Our work in Afghanistan to make a difference for all the dogs, cats and other animals with no voice but ours started from one man’s efforts to make a difference for one dog at a time in a place that was back then described as the most dangerous place on Earth… Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

In November 2006 the men of Kilo Company of 42 Commando Royal Marines arrived in the war torn town of ‘Now Zad’ in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Their mission; provide stability for the local people during a period of ever decreasing security.

The Royal Marines soon realised that it wasn’t only the local people that needed their help. Many of the stray dogs that roamed the town of ‘Now Zad’ now had a guardian for the first time in their lives; in the form of Royal Marine Sergeant ‘Pen’ Farthing.

Breaking up an organised dog fight that was taking place right outside their remote compound, Pen never realised that one of those fighting dogs would then befriend him.

The Royal Marine Sergeant couldn’t say no to those big sad eyes and the now former fighting dog became the Sergeants battle buddy. The dog received his first ever name – “Nowzad

Learn more about the amazing work Nowzad does in Afghanistan by visiting their website: Nowzad



Zwan Family Charity warmly welcomes the American Chamber of Commerce in Afghanistan to our donor family. AmCham/Af have made a generous donation to our 2017 Grand Annual Raffle Draw which took place in May 2017. We would like to thank the Chairman, Executive Director, Board Members and members of AmCham/Af for their support this year.

Since 2010, the American Chamber of Commerce in Afghanistan has established itself as a pioneer for the economic development of the private sector in Afghanistan for American and international investors, businesses and organizations.

To learn more about the American Chamber of Commerce in Afghanistan, please visit their website: AmCham/Af or contact Mr Danish Kamal via email:




Pablo's International

Zwan Family Charity wishes to extend a warm welcome to our family and to thank the Management & Staff of Pablo’s International of Spain for organizing our FIRST international fundraising event in aid of the Twenty Children to India Campaign, another historic first in our history as a charity! Almost $800 was raised during the evening which will go a long way in funding the cost of transportation for 43 people. We did a live link up via Skype from Kabul to Spain and got to see everyone having a great evening of fun and fundraising!

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Pamir Fashion have supported Zwan Family Charity for over two years. We greatly appreciated all they do for us and look forward to working more with this fabulous company!

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