An Iranian Muslim woman reaches out to Afghans, and finds herself


In an article written by Jennifer Goodwin as first published on San Diego Tribune that provides a background about her. What amazed me were the sacrifices Fary Moni, an Iranian American, has made to continue her dream and help out Afghans.

As Goodwin states “Moini’s devotion to Afghanistan’s children has cost her, financially and personally. She neglected her business, and it began to lose money. She sold it in 2004.

Her frequent travels led to the end of her already strained marriage, she said. She and her husband of 21 years divorced last year. It was painful, but she has no regrets.

“This is my life,” she said of her work in Afghanistan. “Telling me not to do it is like telling somebody not to drink water.”

Moini, a U.S. citizen, sold her condo and is now getting by on support from her ex-husband and savings. She lives with a friend who was recently widowed.”

You can read more of Jennifer Goodwin’s article here.

I had seen Ms. Moniri at a Rotary Club gathering in San Diego once from a distance a few years ago. It was the very first time she had gone to Afghanistan and was giving a talk at the club event. I’m not a member of the rotary so I didn’t see her again. Then yesterday I saw her giving a speech about her work in Afghanistan. It’s long but it’s great to see how far she’s come since and what one person can achieve in this world:


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