This boy is from Eskan Village, Nili District, Daikundi Province. We were heading towards flood affected area when I saw a glimpse of this boy. When I shot a couple of his photos, his attention turned towards me and I could feel his shy and turned his face and faded off the scene. I saw such poverty for many times during past 6 years of my work in Hazaristan. One of these shots is published in a French novel “Dans la mer il a des crocodiles (http://www.lianalevi.fr/f/index.php?sp=liv&livre_id=401).
Poverty is the most daunting and serious problem among Hazaras in Afghanistan. Hazara mostly live in Bamyan, Daikundi, Ghor, Maidan, Ghazni, Uruzgan, Balkh, Herat, Sari Pul, Baghlan and other provinces.
Isolation, unemployment, lack of deliberate attention and consideration by central government, insufficient arable land and most of all economic, cultural, social and ethnic discrimination is real cause of poverty among Hazaras. Hazaras can easily cope with poverty but need more opportunities from the government and the International Community in Afghanistan. Centuries of deprivation has made Hazaras very hard working, courageous, education and democracy lover. Despite extreme poverty, Hazaras never wait for someone to bring aid for them.