Zarghoma and her family escaped from Kabul to Pakistan during the reign of the Taliban. When they returned to Afghanistan in 2001 they rebuilt their home on the small parcel of land that the family had owned. The new home was built with mud bricks. On February the 8, 2013, after a heavy snowstorm, the family went to the home of one of her daughters, Farzana. The walls of the house had begun to crack and they were afraid it would collapse. The next day Zarghoma returned to her home and indeed, it had collapsed and was now uninhabitable.