Merkin Brothers charity donation completed

The satirical novel by FinanceAsia''s Editor has made $20,000 for a charity in Afghanistan that seeks to put girls through school.

Some readers will recall and perhaps maybe read Merkin Brothers, a satirical novel about finance set in Asia in 1997. Having begun life as an anonymous serialization on the internet, it was later exposed by David Webb of webbsite.com as being the handiwork of FinanceAsia's Editor, Steven Irvine.

Merkin Charity 1A book followed in which Steve donated all the profits to the Afghanistan Institute of Learning AIL, a charity founded with the aim of putting Afghan girls through a basic education - a process which the Taliban had rendered near impossible in the preceding years. He learned of the charity from a CNN correspondent who was based in the region during the conflict...

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