the girl

the girl

Miriam of Kambini Village- Senior Citizen under Jigger Plight (7 of 7)

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Mariam is yet another senior citizen who was defeated with jiggers before we came. Until her granddaughter came a week ago to stay with her and go to school, she lived alone. Unfortunately, the girl would not sleep in Mariam's jigger house and when we go there we discovered she sleeps at her neighbor's house with other girls. Reason- Jiggers in her grandma's house. Mariam's hands were swollen and full of jiggers, she was not able to use them. In the video she mentions one example of her many nightmares- showering, saying she could only throw water on her frail body, and would not hold anything with her hands to scrub herself with as she showered. She has such a tender spirit and she's a fighter. Her children live far from her but she has survived, even living alone, with all the challenges of old age in a Third World country like Kenya. It is amazing seeing her smile with all the pain she has lived with. We didn't know how long she had lived with jiggers (not our concern) but we had finally come, and things would only get batter for her. One of the many beauties of love is that is is contagious. When we got there, no one wanted to step in her house, but by the time we left, we already had many people around, offering help. I am so thankful for love!