Sabira is an Afghan woman who got married almost 20 years ago, and has three children. Her husband works as a clerk at the Ministry of Economics. His monthly salary is Afs.4500 (US$77).
One of her children is a first-grader in elementary school. Sabira herself is in the 9th grade. Her two other children are too young to go to school, so when she goes to school, she leaves them with her neighbors until she returns home.
She gets up very early each morning to prepare breakfast for her husband and children. When her husband leaves the house she attends to different chores such as washing dishes, clothes, cleaning the home, sweeping the yard, taking care of her children, making lunch, etc.
The winter cold is overbearing, but due to the weak economy, Sabira cannot buy any heating material. Plus, her husband suffers from a gallbladder problem that requires an operation, but has no money for doctors' fees.
Sabira's goal is to complete her education at AAE so that she can find work and help support her family. She needs all the help she can get to survive, along with the many other Afghans who are in dire need of help.
Aid Afghanistan for Education (AAE)
Aid Afghanistan for Education (AAE) is a non-profit organization based in Afghanistan. In 1996, Hassina Sherjan left the United States to establish AAE for the purpose of stopping the plight of Afghan women and children under the inhumane and oppressive rule of the Taliban. Hassina had to establish underground schools in Afghanistan for women and children during the Taliban era because the Taliban prohibited women from attending school. AAE's mission is to unlock the potential of young, marginalized Afghans through education and allow them to escape poverty.
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AAE depends on your support to continue its work to provide education and hope for the families of Afghanistan. Education opens the doors to employment, and employment is the foundation for the survival of nations. It all leads to stability and peace. After decades of war, Afghanistan wants the peace and prosperity it once enjoyed.