There is a saying that “Charity begins at home but it does not end there”.
Zwan Family Charity founder, Dr. Gran Zwan, wanted to honor the family he loves by creating a charity in loving memory of his father, Dr. Ahmad Zwan. Dr. Gran observed how his father carried out his duties as a Physician and as a father. He wanted to honor his father’s ability to serve all people like they were his own family.
Our mission is to help connect impoverished Afghans with needed medical education and treatment. We work with orphanages and individuals who cannot afford routine and complex medical care as well as offering vaccination programs, dental treatment and disease prevention advice. We treat people of all ages and do not discriminate against faith, color, age or gender, we welcome everyone into our family.
Our vision is to educate and create healthy and happy communities. Simple health education is vital, especially in Afghanistan where decades of conflict have left many communities vulnerable to every day illnesses threatening the lives of many people. By educating and treating the people and their communities, we create a happy and healthy environment for everyone, particularly children, to grow and thrive.
Zwan Family Charity is a registered 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization and we are registered in the State of Texas, USA with EIN 47-3858255. We are also registered with the Ministry of Economy in Afghanistan, Registration Number 427. At present, we rely solely on private donations from individuals and companies from around the world. We work with our sister company, Westex Medical Services who provide medical services at cost and thanks to their generosity, we are able to use 85% of donations received for our patients. We hope to raise more awareness of our work as we expand in order to continue our vital work in Afghanistan.
If you would like to know more about our work, to make a donation or to sponsor a particular patient, please feel free to contact us.