“A week ago, none of us expected this to happen,” she said.
Heidi runs the Root of Peace with her husband Gary.
A non-profit organization in Marin County cleared landmines in war-torn countries and replaced them with farmland.
“When we first arrived in Afghanistan, people were actually eating grass to sustain their lives that spring. They had no crops,” Gary said.
The Kuhn family employs approximately 360 employees Afghanistan, And have been working hard, so far without success, evacuated dozens of their employees. Many of them are already facing threats.
“We asked some Taliban security personnel to ask for the names, home addresses and phone numbers of all our employees,” Gary said.
On Friday night, Farid Rahimi (Farid Rahimi) appeared at Kuhn’s home from Sacramento.
His father worked for the root of peace in Afghanistan for 15 years.
He drove Kuhns and Cheryl Jennings of ABC7 on a mission across Afghanistan.
Rahimi said his father was beaten by Taliban forces this week because of his work in the organization.
Rahimi begged Kuhn to help him.
This is a request that the Kuhn family keeps in mind. Work tirelessly to archive large amounts of paperwork and keep their people away.
However, in situations beyond their control, the challenge seems insurmountable.
“The Taliban need to implement their statement. If they don’t, then the international community will stay away from this country, who knows what will happen,” Gary said.
However, despite the difficulties ahead, the Kuhn family stated that they will rescue their people at all costs.
Heidi said: “I will take any humane measures to keep my eyes from the worthy families, farmers, and, yes, friends in Afghanistan.”
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