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“I’ve been asked to tell about my stay in LAMU and I can say that I went with my daughter Beatriz, what is in itself an important point of cohabitation. But most of all, I want to share what I lived there, something that I will never forget. I cannot stop thinking, even for a single day, about what I saw and felt there.

I gave nothing and they gave me everything. We used to arrive to the SHAMBA and just the grateful looks and smiles with which these women received us every day were worthy. And I say I didn’t give anything but they gave their children, the most precious gift a MOTHER has.

Those children run into our arms to give us a kiss, a smile, a hug or just to play and be with us.

And what to say about the group of holidaymakers that were there; I could be the mother of any of them but they made me feel as one more and we became good friends.

I’ve been also asked how I got to make myself understood as I don’t speak English, and much less Swahilli, but I think the language of Love and Affection is the most important one."

 

Translator: Ara Calavia

Read 1593 times Last modified on Wednesday, 08 June 2016 23:28
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