KABUL, AFGHANISTAN: Afghan widows have no choice but to rely on begging to survive. Fariba has 4 sons, her husband left them with nothing. To feed her children she begs at Kabul market streets. In the good days she can get the equivalent of 2 US dollars, in the bad days she has nothing.   

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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN: Afghan widows have no choice but to rely on begging to survive. Fariba has 4 sons, her husband left them with nothing. To feed her children she begs at Kabul market streets. In the good days she can get the equivalent of 2 US dollars, in the bad days she has nothing.  

© Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images

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Jamilah, 25, is a leg amputee. She is pictured here with her son Javid, 6, and her daughters Bahara, 3, and baby Elham.
Jamilah, 25, is a leg amputee. She is pictured here with her son Javid, 6, and her daughters Bahara, 3, and baby Elham.
Herat, Afghanistan May 2012: Shkeba Haidari with one of her daughters Sohaila Yousefyar (16)

"I joined the council to help the school and be able to talk about problems that arise. Some people who didn’t go to school can’t even read street signs - they really regret it." she says.

Herat, Afghanistan May 2012: Shkeba Haidari with one of her daughters Sohaila Yousefyar (16)

"I joined the council to help the school and be able to talk about problems that arise. Some people who didn’t go to school can’t even read street signs - they really regret it." she says.

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Kabul, Afghanistan. Saturday June 12, 2010, at schools and literacy centers on the south end of Kabul. Photos by Ellen Jaskol.

Kabul, Afghanistan. Saturday June 12, 2010, at schools and literacy centers on the south end of Kabul. Photos by Ellen Jaskol.

"On a Friday day off, Bakhtnazira relaxes at home with her family. Today she is applying henna to her daughter’s hands." - Paula Lerner

"On a Friday day off, Bakhtnazira relaxes at home with her family. Today she is applying henna to her daughter’s hands." - Paula Lerner


 
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