9-year-old girl is sold to a stranger so she can eat in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is currently experiencing tragic moments, so many families come to take desperate measures as was the case of the parents of Parwana Malik, who had to sell her as a child wife in order to have something to eat. The little girl is only 9 years old and was sold to a 55-year-old man.

According to the CNN account, Parwana was bought by a 55-year-old man who for the little girl is “an old man” with eyebrows and a white beard, but what worries her most is that he will force her to work at home and beat her up.

The decision was made by the relatives because the situation in the country is not good and since it was taken by the Taliban, Life has become more complicated, even more complicated than it already was for Malik’s family, so they decided to move away from their little girl so that they could have income to buy food for a while.

Family history

For 4 years the family lived in an Afghan displaced camp in Badghis province, where they survived thanks to humanitarian aid and housework where they received some dollars, a situation that changed when the Taliban arrived to take over the country.

This is not the first time that the family has to sell to a family member, since months ago he would have sold his older sister, who at 12 had to go with her husband so that the rest of his family could have some money to survive a few more months in this difficult situation in which the country finds itself.

In the interview for CNN, Abdul Malik confirmed that it is not an easy decision, Since he feels helpless and devastated by having to sell to members of his family, but after many attempts to find work, he was left with no other option to avoid selling his daughter.

Among the things the family tried to avoid having to sell Parwana there was the attempt to get a job in Qala-e-Naw and to borrow money from family members, besides asking for food from other families in the residents’ camp, but none of that was enough for the parents to have to give their daughter to a 55-year-old man.

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