I am proud that I can earn and feed my kids in this insecure situation.
Roads in Afghanistan are dangerous because of insecurity and there is not just one group responsible. I have been in a convoy that was shot at, at a Taliban checkpoint, in the Ibrahimkhil district of the Paktiya province, although they later denied it. The roads are also full of thieves and insurgents. Road safety is very important. If one starts travel to Jalalabad, and we know the roads won’t be safe, we can’t start the journey on time. As a precaution, we have contact numbers for everyone. Before entering a province, we contact the police and make sure the area is clear. It is possible that we will face danger unexpectedly, but for our part we make sure the road is safe before going into the field.
Roads in Afghanistan are dangerous because of insecurity.
I’m proud of the work that I do because we are part of helping our poor people. I am proud that I can earn and feed my kids in this insecure situation.
The kind of person suited to this work must have a desire to serve his people. He should first think that he must serve his people, then he should think about salary, because the convoy is his responsibility and he should manage it well.
*name has been changed to protect individual’s privacy