Afghan Hope Project

Stone of Heaven

Lapis Lazuli is a relatively rare semi-precious stone known for its intense blue color. Lapis is the Latin word for "stone" and lazuli is the genitive form of the Medieval Latin lazulum, which is taken from the Arabian lāzaward, meaning "heaven" or "sky".

Lapis Lazuli is known to have healing and spiritual energy and is known for quickly releasing stress, allowing for peace and serenity. Lapis Lazuli's dark blue energy enhances respect and compassion in ourselves, while teaching us humanity and honor.

Afghan Hope Project

It's about life and love, service and sacrifice. Behind the headlines, away from the politics, women in America and in Afghanistan are quietly grieving the death of their loved ones, and coming together through TAPS to build a bridge of comfort and compassion.

Empower Women and children to read and write through educational and literacy programs.

Enhance Opportunities for Afghan women to provide for their families and establish social micro-businesses.

Establish Widow Centers for Afghan women survivors and provide training, professional development, education, economic development and emotional support following traumatic loss. 

Meet the Women Behind the Bracelet

Women in Afghanistan lose power and freedom when their husbands die and are left without food, heat or electricity and are unsure how to provide for their families. The Afghan Hope Project finds widowed women in need to handcraft the bracelets from precious Lapis Lazuli stones. Each bracelet provides income to these women to support their families. 

Empowering Women, Healing Hearts

One Purpose, Three Options

Join Us in Our Mission of Hope and Healing