I am a woman of 46 years of age. When I was 13 years old, I was wed in an arranged marriage. My husband is now 70 years old and is no longer able to work. My children are still very young and they need care. At the moment I am the one who needs to take care of everything. I am working at other people’s places the whole day. I get food, clothes or a small financial contribution for my work. Because I work so hard, I got rheumatism. But I still have to support my family, so I had to work despite the pain. I want to do everything to make my children go to school, to make sure that they will have a better future than I did.

My son Noweroz, 16 years old, went to school until 6th grade. Now he quit in order to earn money for our family. My daughter Shabana, 13 years old, is in 7th grade. My son Ali Baser, 11 years old, is in 6th grade. Ameer Jan, 9 years, is in 3rd grade and Mobaser, 7 years, is in 1st grade. I fear for the future of my children if they would not be able to continue their studies.

Dear people, thank you in advance!