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Mastura tells her grandchildren Shakhboz and Aziza she may have to give them up to an orphanage as the winter is approaching and they live in a cellar just outside Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe. Mastura is 73 and her pension is less than 30$ a day. She became children's guardian 5 years ago, after their father, a migrant worker in Russia, was brought back home in a coffin. Their mother has abandoned them. About half the country’s population lives below the poverty line. However a 15 year old Shahboz cherishes his dream to become a policeman and send his little sister to school. For now they have to sell chewing gum after school outside of Dushanbe's expensive restaurants to make an extra 3$ a day.

TAGS: Child, Dream, Poverty, Tajikistan

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2013
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Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2014, 8:42 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/25
Aperture: f2.8
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