Afghan voices: Businesswoman Hassina Sherjan
30 January 2014 Last updated at 20:16 GMT
The year 2014 will be a historic one for Afghanistan, with a presidential election scheduled for April and most foreign forces set to withdraw from the country.
Throughout the year the BBC News will be hearing from ordinary Afghan men and women about their hopes and fears for the future.
In the first of our series Afghan Voices, businesswoman and charity director Hassina Sherjan explains why Afghanistan will always be her home.