Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
And these ladies are from Dapaong and speak Moba.
Well, you might not be able to tell, but these ladies have been through everything. Their smiles slowly surface after watching my friend Maggie and I try to explain diaper cream with using only sign language. These ladies are why I am here, not only to make sandwiches or be their nurse, but also to love them. Most of them have been out-casted by their own families and left for dead just because they smell. They can’t go to the market to buy food or sit next to someone without being shunned. They smell offensive to anyone, because it is the smell of urine. They leak from a hole between their bladder and birth canal caused by obstructed labor. We take time to sit down with each of the ladies and ask them their stories. They spend days in labor and have to search for a hospital to help them deliver their stillborn baby. Some have had nine children where some do not have a single living child. Husbands leave to find another wife and they are left to fend for themselves. These ladies hide in their villages and don’t know there are others like them suffering the same way. Some say they do not eat or drink or sleep, because no matter what they leak. This is a life no one should live… that is why I am here, for the ladies.