People of Kabul sell household items to raise money to buy food

Kabul : Since the Taliban came to power on August 15, the people have been selling their household items along Kabul’s streets. From carpets, refrigerators, television sets, sofa sets and other items can be seen lined up on the roads leading to Chaman-e-Hozori, a park in Kabul, for sale.

Many who are selling their household items need funds to flee Afghanistan or because they have no money to survive, reports Tolo News.

They said their very expensive items are now selling at rock-bottom prices.

A shopkeeper named Laal Gul told Tolo News that household items worth 100,000 Afghanis are selling for just 20,000.

Laal Gul said: “I sold my items for less than half their value. I bought a refrigerator for 25,000 Afghanis and sold it for just 5,000. There is no way. What am I to do? My children need food at night.”

Mohammad Agha, former police officer, has been working at the market for the past ten days. He said: “They did not pay me my salary. Now, I do not have a job. What am I to do?”

Others have similar stories. Merajuddin, a Kabul resident, said: “I am an electrical engineer. My son graduated from the geology faculty. We are both unemployed. We came here to sell and to find money for food. We have a family to feed.”