Widows called on the current government to provide work for them in Helmand.
These women said that they lost their husbands in fighting and now they are faced with lots of challenges.
Zarghona is a mother of seven children and she lost her husband. She is responsible for her family and asked the government to provide work.
"I want to provide work to get busy with," said Zarghona, a Helmand resident.
Other women in Helmand said that if work was provided for them they can support their families.
"If we work, we can progress," said Hamida, a Helmand resident.
"Give us sewing machines and a chicken farm so we can take care of our children," said Rabiya, a Helmand resident.
Meanwhile, local officials in Helmand said that they will provide work for these women.
"People who are not employed, if they are women or men, we will provide work for them," said Mohammad Qasim Riyaz, deputy of the Information and Culture department in Helmand.
In recent years some widows in Helmand supported their families with handicrafts but after recent political changes, the handicrafts market has also declined.
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