In Afghanistan, Esin’s father arranged to sell her for a US$8,000 bride price. Out of work, he saw it as a solution to their financial troubles.
“When I heard my father making these arrangements I cried and cried,” Esin says. “I knew that in the village I was going to that there would be no school and no future for me.”
But a World Vision-supported community change group taught Esin and her mother about child rights and the dangers of child marriage. The group helped convince her father to stop the
Esin has stayed in school, working towards her goals. “I would like to be an advocate for girls, I hope all Afghan girls get an education so they can use their talents to build this country,” she says.
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