|Age:||8 Years Old|
|Father:||Aman (77 years-old)|
|Family Members:||Parents and 9 siblings|
|School:||Sarak 12 Emaan School|
|Occupation:||Collecting Recyclable Items|
20 – 30 Afghan Rupees (on good days)
Basira is an 8 years-old girl with the dreams of becoming a doctor so she can assist her villagers. However, her chances of pursuing her dreams were very slim and seemed almost impossible. Basira is the 9th child of Aman and Arsfa. Aman, 77-year-old, along with his family resided in one of the villagers that has been taken over by Taliban. Due to safety concerns, Aman left behind everything and moved his family to Kabul for a safer environment in December 2018. Aman is unable to work or provide for his family due to his age and health issues which have put the family in a very financial jeopardy.
Upon settling in Kabul, Aman’s children were not enrolled in schools, instead they all started working to cover their day to day expenses, their father’s medical expenses and their household expenses. Basira, being only 8, started collecting plastic bags and recyclable items to resell. Even though Basira was out every day for 8-10 hours, she still was unable to bring an income that would suffice the family’s needs. On her good days, she would bring 20 – 30 Afghani which is approximately $15.00 a month.
The family was located by one of our team in November 2018. After thorough investigation, the family’s story was verified and the family was enrolled in our program. Basira was enrolled at Hazrat Imam School in Kabul where she successfully completed her first year. Basira’s hard work and her passion of being in school resulted in her receiving outstanding grades and achieving 2nd position in her class. Basira’s family has been sponsored since April 2019 with the funds raised by one of our team members through her birthday campaign. However, if we do not find Shogufa a long-term donor, she will be back on the streets and out of school.