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A change of name


Zubeda's husband left her after their 18 month old daughter contracted malaria. Since then, she has looked after her five children on her own. The convulsions continued even after treatment in hospital and, eventually, Zubeda consulted a traditional healer who advised changing her daughter's name in the hope of deterring evil spirits. She is 12 now. As she has some understanding of what is going on around her, she would really benefit from attending a special school but the cost is prohibitive for Zubeda.

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