Ahmad, 40, and his wife, Mahjuba, 32, smoke opium in their house with their children. In Afghanistan, it is believed opium is a medicine. Parents often use opium to heal when they can not afford to pay a doctor.
Ahmad says that he had to marry off his daughter of 14 so that he can get some  money with the dowry. His wife, also addicted, complains that it went all towards buying opium. (image by Philip Poupin)
Ahmad, 40, and his wife, Mahjuba, 32, smoke opium in their house with their children. In Afghanistan, it is believed opium is a medicine. Parents often use opium to heal when they can not afford to pay a doctor. Ahmad says that he had to marry off his daughter of 14 so that he can get some money with the dowry. His wife, also addicted, complains that it went all towards buying opium.
┬ęPhilip Poupin
lightstalkers.org/philip-poupin | View all images in this gallery | Play slideshow | Feed-icon-10x10-dim Subscribe via RSS
www.philip-photos.com
Icon-previous Icon-next