Why are children with mothers but not fathers considered orphans in Afganistan?  Why can’t their mothers take care of them?

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The text is not suggesting mothers cannot take care of ther children.  In Afghan culture, that is what a woman's role is - to take care of and raise the children.  Because this and pleasing her husband are what women are supposed to do, women are often illiterate and unable to work.

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