Susan Retik and Patti Quigley – both pregnant when their husbands were killed in the Sept. 11 attacks – decided to donate a large part of the money they received after 9-11 to help war widows in Afghanistan. They’ve raised a half of million dollars to fund Beyond the 11th, a nonprofit foundation to aid widows in war ravaged areas.

On Thursday, after traveling through the filthy back alleys of Kabul, “they met for the first time one of the recipients of their donations – an Afghan mother who now has a small chicken farm.” (full story on The Washington Post)

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