In 2006 I bought a laptop for an Afghan blogger so that he could take online courses and get a university degree.
He was an 18-year-old interpreter for the US Army and was able to find a laptop after getting the money at a Western Union office on the American base.
We lost contact as his life got very hectic. The Taliban was after him.
He just sent me an e-mail. He's in the US now, he's an American citizen, and he's flourishing.
Isn't that great?