The day Toryalai Jaffary, an Afghan father of two, handed US$ 14,000 to a money changer in the market, for a people smuggler to take him to Europe, his life changed forever.
Hasan Mahdi, 22, in his last year studying at the engineering faculty at the University of Kabul, has just learned some new scientific skills.
To begin with, Nafisa explains, she did not make much money, but day by day, her income increased. Today, she earns about $30 per day.
Ghuncha Gul is a woman farmer fondly known as ‘honey’ by her villagers as she keeps bees to make honey. She also manages a greenhouse.
Outside in the street, a seemingly endless queue of people have been waiting in line since dusk for a passport. Some of them shared their experiences and told us why they want to leave.
One Autumn day in 1998, seven-year old Zarghona Darya was doing her homework on the floor of the family house in Bamyan province.
Sharp, outspoken and confident: twenty-four-year-old Muqadasa Ahmadzai wears a veil, but it cannot hide these qualities.

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