Banking on her savings, a widow plans daughters’ future

THE STORY OF MASOOMA

Masooma, a 55-year old widow, used to rely completely on the earnings sent by her husband, who worked as a daily wage laborer in Iran. But after he fell ill, the family resorted to borrowing money from relatives for his treatment and the daily consumption needs of her six children.

When her husband died of his illness, Masooma was forced to become the breadwinner for her children: five daughters and one son. Unable to provide for them, the widow from the Injil district of Herat Province, had to find a way to support the family. Click here

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