Over the past 5 years, CAI has made extraordinary progress in addressing the unique operating challenges of working in some of the most remote conflict ridden regions in the world. New board leadership and professional staff, greatly refined standard operating policies and procedures, enhanced financial controls and the addition of independent external operations monitoring has resulted in CAI meeting and exceeding international nonprofit operating standards.
The reports of the nonprofit watchdog agency Guide Star, the Better Business Bureau, Global Giving and, of course, the IRS all attest to this fact. Today CAI functions effectively and efficiently. What’s more, to date, CAI has initiated more than 400 projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan—many in rural, high-conflict regions where poverty and oppression of women and girls are most prevalent.