Alice's story

01 Jun 17

Seventeen year old Alice has a daughter, Janifer, who is nearly two years old. Alice is pregnant with her second child.

"My husband and I are day labourers. We normally work on the land and then get paid in cash or kind (food) but now there is no work for us because of the drought. My mother-in-law is supporting us but she too has a hard time. We only eat when there is food and that’s not every day."

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Alice and her daughter Janifer. Photo credit: Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Cordaid

Alice and her daughter Janifer. Photo credit: Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Cordaid

"My daughter, Janifer, was born with neonatal jaundice, I’m still breastfeeding her but I do not have enough milk. Recently, we have been referred to the hospital by the staff of the nearby Caritas clinic. They gave her medicine, Janifer also receives physiotherapy. I wish I could work again so I can take care of Janifer and my other child when he or she is born."

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