Mary MacMakin is not well-known, but she has worked miracles in Afghanistan. A Boston native who majored in physical therapy at Stanford, MacMakin first traveled to Afghanistan in 1961, when her husband was transferred there, and has spent most of the last 50 years in Kabul. MacMakin helps war widows and orphans support themselves and their families through two NGO organizations she founded, called PARSA (Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Support for Afghanistan) which supports Afghan professionals and leaders as they develop social protection programs for vulnerable Afghan people, and Afzenda which enables poor women to make a living with their sewing. The power of one to change the world for the better!
The Power of One: Mary MacMakin