THE WORLD THROUGH AN ACADEMIC LENS
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Afsaneh and her daughter live in Tehran. Her husband became a drug addict and abandoned his family. Afsaneh was left destitute and forced to rely on her family for place to live. Out of desperation she sold one of her kidneys, but her struggle with poverty continues.
Many elderly people in nursing homes in Iran have been abandoned by their children and they suffer from a lack of love and attention. Despite good conditions within these homes for the elderly, the clients of these homes eternally hope to leave and return to the bosom of their families.