When we met Choroke Bicho, age 26, she was sitting in the grass feeding a new baby.
The sadness in her eyes was telling. She said that although her husband and neighbors are doing all they can to help, with a prolapsed uterus and urinary incontinence, “all I can do is stay in bed.”
“In my life, I will be nothing more than a beggar,” she said.
But she wants a better life for her baby. She hopes to send her daughter to school so that she “won’t be illiterate.”
“With education,” she said, “life will be different for my child.”