Naja is from a Pushtoon tribe in a remote, desert area of Kuz-Kunar. As part of her tribe's custom, she received tattoos on her face when she became a young woman. These tattoos are a sign of beauty in her culture.What do you hope happens to Afghanistan in the future? What kind of country do you want Afghanistan to be when you grow up? Answer:
"I want peace. We are tired of the fighting. After all these wars we still don't have any peace and no one is helping us. When will it come?... When I grow up I want there to be jobs and schools and roads so we don't have to take donkeys. I want Afghanistan to stand on its own, without anyone telling us how to live."
-Naja B., 12, Behsood, Kuz-Kunar District, Nangarhar Province