|Andeisha Farid with children from her orphanage|
It's a different kind of environment to the one she's striving to create for children growing up in Afghanistan today. From the colorful girls' unit of her orphanage in Kabul, she talks boldly about the extraordinary personal journey that shaped her view of the world, and eventually led her back to Afghanistan.
"When I grew up in that refugee camp I saw many children [who] lost their lives due to very preventable diseases like diarrhea, fever or other such sickness," she told DW. "People used to walk miles to fetch water.
"Of course living in such circumstances with no facilities, with no access to the very basic life facilities or human rights like school or medical facilities was very difficult," she remembered. "But in the meantime it has made a huge difference in my life as well."
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