Ruth working at farm
13th May 2018:
The last time we were leaving Malawi we stopped on our journey on the main road beside the farm.
I was meeting Adamson, the leader on the farm.
Then suddenly, into the conversation like a bolt of lightening, burst Ruth pleading for a job. She looked pregnant, starving and desperate, AND was all of them.
I said ‘yes’ and told Adamson it would be fine and it is.
On her back in the picture is her eighth child.
She lives close to the farm, is a great worker and still supports eight children and unfortunately (I am reliably informed) has a useless husband.
When women in Malawi work they carry their babies, but I am sure all the women take turns.
It could be said it’s is a hard life without rights of any nature or it’s a cruel world with all kinds of rights, but not for all, including Ruth.