Today hundreds of these children are in the streets to work and earn money to feed themsselves and their family. Lots of these children are coming from poor family who lost their parents in the time of war and today they have to afford harsh works to survive. This child is one of them who supports his family by polishing the boots on the streets. At the age of 9, she is deprived from going to school by doing a job almost exclusively done by boys.
Photo by Nasim Fekrat of Afghanistan.
Contest entry A0042.