Thursday, November 22, 2007

Why I love my job - Quote 18 of 20

Sisana, 60yo grandmother of 4yo Sindiswa: “My right arm hurts.”

Me: “Where does it hurt?”

Sisana: “Here.” She ran her hand over her right arm, slowly, from shoulder to wrist.

Me: “When does it hurt?”

Sisana: “When I plow the family fields.”


For most all Swazis, Swaziland is not an easy place to live. Without the courage and vitality of Swaziland’s grandmothers, hope would wear thin.

See also these previously posted narratives featuring this admirable group of women:
Ticklish - A patient encounter
Broth, no bread – A patient encounter
An old woman is looking for you – A patient encounter
Happy Mothers’ Day from Swaziland, with love



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