Salima did everything she could to care for her two young children, but they were getting sicker. The nearest hospital was miles away, and she couldn’t afford transport costs. It was all looking bleak, until help showed up.
Salima* lives in a remote village in Afghanistan’s central highlands. It’s at least an hour-long drive on a dusty mountain road to reach the nearest hospital. And it’s a journey that families like Salima’s cannot afford to make.
‘I knew they were sick because they were very skinny and weren’t eating a lot,’ says Salima. ‘I tried to give them food when I could, but we didn’t have a car to bring them to the doctor.
‘I didn’t know what was wrong.’ It’s a parent’s worst nightmare.