The face of resilience in Afghanistan
Beads of sweat run down through the wrinkles of Khialy Gul’s forehead. He is harvesting his wheat field today in Nawju village in the Nangarhar province of eastern Afghanistan. “We received this support when we were in need,” emphasizes the Afghan farmer, as he wipes off the sweat of the afternoon and takes a rest to talk about this season’s harvest. Khialy Gul has been a farmer for almost all of his life and is no stranger to the hours of manual labour needed just to produce food for himself and his family.
After over forty years of conflict, times are definitely not easy for farmers across Afghanistan. ··