Asphalt roads in Afghanistan destroyed by explosions due to decades of conflict are being repaired by children.
Afghan boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 15 fill pits created by mines and bombings with soil and gravel they collect from the roadside.
These children work from sunup to sundown in difficult conditions to contribute to the livelihood of their families.
Hundreds of children who work on the main road stretching from the capital Kabul to Ghazni, Zabul, Kandahar, Helmand, Nimruz, Farah and Herat HIRAAT provinces request help from drivers.
Some drivers give money to the children, while others share their food with them.
According to the London-based charity Save The Children, there are roughly 1 million child workers across Afghanistan.