Afghan voices: Azim the woodcutter
27 February 2014 Last updated at 20:14 GMT
2014 will be an historic year for Afghanistan, with a presidential election scheduled for April and most foreign forces set to withdraw from the country.
Throughout the year, BBC News will hear from Afghan men and women about their hopes and fears for the future.
In the latest of our series Afghan Voices, woodcutter Azim tells how decades of conflict have left many people with few opportunities to prosper.