Janet Davies Interviews: Dusty Huscher

September 22, 2010 5:41:01 PM PDT
In 1961, the global poverty organization CARE established its mission in Afghanistan. In 1971 CARE suspended its activities due to the Russian invasion but resumed in 1989.

Currently, part of its focus in that country is to educate girls by mobilizing communities, training teachers, building schools and protecting female students from attack. Chicago businessman Dusty Huscher is part of this mission. He has been funding the building of secondary schools for girls in remote regions? schools he is not even allowed to visit when students are there. But his work on behalf of vulnerable young Afghan girls goes on as he tells Janet Davies.