Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Suzette is 26 years old. She has a 3 year old daughter, Erlande, and a handicapped mother living with her. Mother was accused of being a sorceress a few years ago and was blamed for the death of a child. Filled with grief and fear a crowd beat her up so that she is now unable to care for herself. Suzette also cares for her 44 year old brother, Christilhomme, who is completely blind. Suzette tries to feed, clothe and otherwise provide for her small family by competing for the infrequent, occasional laundry work. Borrowing a clean t-shirt from neighbors, Suzette walked two hours to come see us in hopes of getting help. We were only able to give her some food that won't last the week.