08/16/2012 10:48 am ET

Trio Of Older Japanese Women Aiding Kids, Women In Afghanistan

Traveling between Japan and Afghanistan where fighting between NATO-led forces and Taliban rebels continues, three Japanese women in their 60s and 70s have been supporting Afghan women and children in need for a decade or more.

Making the best out of the local custom that pays special respect to elders, their activities are steadily bearing fruit despite the severe conditions in the war-torn country.

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