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Afghan groom donates 240,000afs to orphanage

Afghan groom donates 240,000afs to orphanage

Apr 18, 2019 - 16:46

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): An Afghan man has donated 240,000 afghanis that he saved for his wedding costs to an orphanage in a generous move to help the needy and revolt against negative culture of expensive dowries in societyinfo-icon.

Attaullah Wesa, the groom, on Thursday donated 240,000 afghanis of his dowry costs to Darul Yatam-i-Asra Orphanage in capital Kabul.

He said he did so in order to encourage other youths for helping children who are living without a caretaker.

“Unfortunately it is a very bad culture in our country that our youths are compelled to spend a part of their life working to arrange dowry costs to marry their spouses, I avoided to organize a wedding party and donated the money instead to orphaned children in a bid put the un-Islamic and non-Afghan culture to an end (huge wedding costs)” he said.

He said the money would be used to help 45 orphans including some brought from southern region of the country to Kabul for their protection.


The young man asked other youths and traders to avoid unnecessary expenses on wedding parties and pay the money to those in need.

Wesa handed over 240,000 afghanis to the owner of the orphanage during a special gathering in Eidgah Grand Mosqueinfo-icon in Kabul today. “I am very happy to be able to help orphaned children,” he said in the gathering.

Mujib Rahman Lehaz, owner of Darul Yatam-i-Asra while receiving the money appreciated the initiative of Wesa and asked other youths and traders to follow suit.

Currently 600,000 orphaned children in the country are in need of assistance. The money donated by Wesa can meet the needs of the orphanage children for at least two months.


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