BMF embarked on this project to put back child labours back into school so they can have a future like any other children. BMF has started its work in the most impoverished province of Ghor and district of La’al Sarjangal.
Fatima – grade 9 – $30 US monthly earnings 16 years old, works doing embroidery. She has two younger brothers. Her father was killed by the Taliban. Her mother does domestic work and earns approximately $44 per month.
Adila – grade 7 – $22 US monthly earnings 13 years old, works as a babysitter She is the second of six children (three boys and three girls). Her father is disabled and her mother sells eggs and other livestock products earning approximately $73 US per month.
Farzana – grade 8 – $44 US monthly earnings 15 years old, works as a babysitter approximately 40 hours a week. She has missed many years of school and will need to catch up. She has five sisters and one brother. Her father cleans the local mosque and her mother is a babysitter. They earn about $100 US per month.
Masooma – grade 8 – $22 US monthly earnings 16 years old, works around 30 hours a week with her father and two brothers as a shepherd. She has four brothers and no sisters. The father earns approximately $75 US per month.
Mahbooba – grade 10 – $30 US monthly earnings 16 years old, does babysitting and handicrafts She has missed many years of school and will need to catch up. She has three brothers and two sisters. Her father is deceased. Her mother works as a babysitter.
Ali Akbar – grade 10 – $25 US monthly earnings 16 years old, works on a farm for approximately nine months per year. His annual earnings would equal an average of $25 US per month if paid over 12 months. He has three brothers and three sisters. His father is too ill to work very much.