Atefeh is one of the few unaccompanied girls who seek asylum in Sweden
Most of the unaccompanied minors who apply for refugee status in Sweden are boys, but last year 3,000 girls came to Sweden without their parents. Teenager Atefeh is one of them.
Atefeh is one of five unaccompanied minors staying with a family, who lives on a farm outside Norrköping.
"We have a good relationship," she says. "We talk to each other. They ask how things were at school, what we had for lunch. We eat together like a family."
She is originally from Afghanistan and came to Sweden a year ago, from Iran.
"Like all other unaccompanied minors I am stressed. I am afraid that they will send me back to Afghanistan. I know nothing about Afghanistan and I don't have anyone there either," she says.
But Atefeh works hard to concentrate on her studies, and tries to have a positive outlook on life. She is looking forward to spring and summer, when she hopes to take up taekwondo again.
This story is part of a series about the everyday lives of unaccompanied minors in Sweden, young people who have come here without their parents.