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Afghan Kids Answer Your Questions



Safia is the oldest child. She has two brothers and two sisters of which the youngest is one-and-a-half years old. She is in grade seven and has the highest marks in her class. She also likes sports. In the photo she is hitting the volleyball.

In what good ways has your life changed since the attacks on September 11, 2001? Bad ways?


Answer: I am happy the Americans came. They finished the Taliban and changed the government. Now I can go to school and someday I hope to become a doctor. This wouldn't have been possible before. But I am worried about all the people who died in the bombing and had their houses ruined. Many people who lost their homes and families have come to Kabul looking for work and the city is very crowded. We don't even have enough water anymore and there is nowhere to live. Everything is too expensive now that the foreigners have all come here.

Safia, 14, Kabul