Dear Visitors, Thank you for taking a look at my site! I apologize if you find this and other pages of the site incomplete or under construction. This is because I am starting again after many months of battling cancer and getting used to living with a disability that has totally changed my life. But soon everything will be fine, and here you will find all the information you were looking for. I hope to have you among my donors, colleagues, clients, beneficiaries of my projects, and among my best friends. Feel as if you were at home, know that I am a friendly person, and do not hesitate to leave your tip, your comment, or, why not, to criticize me!

IvoTONIUT Services Afghanistan - it'sAf

I have never liked writing 'About Me' and hope that what I wrote below is enough to make you understand that with me you will be dealing with a humble and hardworking person, and above all with an honest person: 

 

I have been working in various areas (mainly Construction & Civil Engineering) since I was a teenager, holding different management positions; business traveling in more than fifty countries across four continents; acquiring knowledge of four languages besides Italian mother tongue.

 

During almost four decades, I have gained a significant professional background consisting in a mix of technical, commercial, and legal skills. I have been working on Afghanistan projects since the end of 2001 - beginning 2002. 

 

My experience and my ability to adapt to any business environment, my extensive network of personal and professional relations in Afghanistan and the Region, always made me a reliable reference point for foreign firms interested in doing business in/with Afghanistan by investing in, or trading with local companies. I am also the first Italian who registered his individual company in Afghanistan.

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Starting again after cancer

In July 2018 I was urgently transported from Kabul to Italy. A few minutes after landing at Milan airport, I was already in the Operating Room as I had stopped breathing. In the next few days I was diagnosed with a rare and 'devastating' cancer that would have killed me if I hadn't given my consent to equally devastating surgery and combined radio-chemotherapy. 

Due to cancer I lost my natural voice, and as an autodidact, after many months of suffering from the side effects of the combined radio-chemotherapy and efforts to get my body and mind used to the new life as a disabled person, I  am learning to speak with a 'new voice'. 

The disability, too many months 
of absence from Afghanistan, too many months of interruption of my work as a self employed person, and the fact that I had to spend all my savings to overcome the health emergency, make it difficult, if not impossible, to start from scratch in an Italy that I left when I was still a teenager. 

Hence my decision to return to Kabul, to resume the activities of my sole proprietorship registered with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Afghanistan, and to move my ideas from concept to projects aimed at creating positive change in the rural communities of Afghanistan.

Cancer and disability also led me to live life as if I were going to die tomorrow, and gave me the determination to work even harder. 

To get my business back on track, I started this fundraiser:

I have decided to collect money as an individual and coordinate all my projects with my sole proprietorship, as I believe this will bring donors closer to my activities and to Afghanistan, and will create a direct dialogue between them and the Afghans in need, leading to more transparency during the implementation of the projects.

 

All my activities will be described with the utmost transparency on this web site and you can always have a look at my finances, so you feel confident in how I invest your money.

 

If you love Afghanistan and decide to become one of my donors, you have my gratitude and I thank you warmly.