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Elizabeth Chilambes first husband passed away in 1978, they had one child together. She remarried however and now have 7 children with her new husband. One of their daughters has epilepsy. When she was 13 she was found to be pregnant, 3 or 4 years later she was found pregnant again. She lost the second child but now have a son that she does not know is hers. No one knows how the girl got pregnant but they assume someone took advantage of her. Elizabeth maintains that her main concern is her daughter and grandson because there is no one else to care for them. Her daughter cannot go to school because the teachers won�t care for her adequately if something happens, which means Elizabeth would have to go with her.
Mary Ngomba was misled to believe that marriage would solve all of her problems. She believed when people told her that getting married would provide her a life where she could access food and a home. She decided to get married after she dropped out of school in form two. Mary quickly realized that because she did not have a higher education she had limited opportunities to accessing more money. Her husbands salary alone doesn't come far when supporting their five children. Which of one has epilepsy, which increases the economic strains of the family further. Mary now dreams of becoming a teacher. She is hopeful that the opportunity to go back to school will arise and she can create a better life for her and her family economically.
Chuma Malekano put her three children to bed and sat down with her friend outside for a chat. As Chuma got caught up in conversation she within minutes realized that her home was on fire. She ran inside to rescue her children. She managed to wake up her eldest and bring him to safety then rushed back in to get the others. She was only able to get her 8 month old, her 2 and a half year old perished at the scene. Chuma and her family were taken to the hospital to treat their badly burned bodies. Her 8 month old passed away at the hospital after a couple of days. Chuma was not able to attend the funeral because she was hospitalized for a year because of the severity of the burns she and her son, Ford Sauti experienced. Ford�s legs have been completely burned up to the hips, but he is able to walk. Chumas husband disappeared while she was hospitalized. She explains that he ran away from the responsibilities that he was now faced with and she has not seen him since.
Stelia Bishop has never been to a formal education centre, she has never attended school. At young age she was forced into marriage. She tried to refuse but her father was stern and told her that no matter what that was who she was going to marry. Her new husband was visually impaired. Stelia now cares for her father who is now also visually impaired, her husband and her 19 year old son, who have epilepsy. She has a total of eight children. To support the family Steilia tries to go into the community to do laundry or wash vegetables for people who are willing to pay her.