And I don’t count my years. Just joking. I am 48 and I am probably soon going to be 50.
Influence decision in the home and community
I am 39 years old. I am originally from Guhr province and my father was one of the famous and wealthy people in his province. He had nine daughters and five boys. My childhood was the most beautiful time in my life.
I am 38 years old. There was no happiness in my childhood. When I was six years old, my brother lost a dog-fighting match and started fighting with my cousin which led to my cousin’s death.
I am a 26-year-old married mother of five children, including 4 boys and one girl. Growing up, my family was very poor. My father was unemployed, and my mother cultivated land for other people. My mother had 12 children, including myself, but six of my older siblings died.
I was very young before the aggression on Bosnia and Herzegovina started. I had finished High School for Economy, and the political turmoil in ex-Yugoslavia also had an enormous impact on the economy of the country thus making it very hard to find employment.
I have just returned from 3 days in Kosovo visiting our Women for Women International (WFWI) Programme which focuses on giving socially excluded, poor women access to knowledge and resources, to help them build better lives for them, their families and community.
Women for Women International’s former President and CEO Afshan Khan shares her experiences visiting our programs in Parwan, Afghanistan in July 2012.
Women for Women International’s former President and CEO Afshan Khan shares her experiences visiting our programs in Kabul and Istalif, Afghanistan in July 2012
Women for Women International’s former President and CEO Afshan Khan shares her experiences visiting our programs in Kosovo in August 2012.