Friday, 13 June 2014

Family ties

There was a surprise visitor for Sudi, Abu and Athman when their dad came to see them.
The man ,a fisherman,  who lives well into the hinterland from his late wife's widowed mother who was left with the children when their mum died in childbirth.
His enforced separation from the children is one of tribal tradition, but his circumstances are so poor that he would have been unable to support them.
Uncle Billy said that he had made the effort to see the children, who have been with us since March last year, and was made very welcome.
Mama and Uncle Billy feel very strongly that a child's links with their relatives should be maintained wherever it is safe to do so.