Meet Maruda - photito

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As she sits in a chair by the window of her small, dark hut, she recalls having had a good life. She and her husband enjoyed raising seven children, one of whom passed away too early. Her husband also passed away a few years ago, but her many children and grandchildren, one of whom teaches people in the community to swim, are always around to keep her company. She still thinks about the baby she lost at the hands of her own father, and as she talks about it and describes her pain to me with tears in her eyes, she signals for her daughter to leave the room.

As she sits in a chair by the window of her small, dark hut, she recalls having had a good life. She and her husband enjoyed raising seven children, one of whom passed away too early. Her husband also passed away a few years ago, but her many children and grandchildren, one of whom teaches people in the community to swim, are always around to keep her company. She still thinks about the baby she lost at the hands of her own father, and as she talks about it and describes her pain to me with tears in her eyes, she signals for her daughter to leave the room.

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