Archive for February 14th, 2008

Grace

February 14, 2008
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“Some times when I get a fever I stay home in bed and hope it will pass, so that I don’t have to pay for treatment. I fear that when I can’t work as much, I won’t be able to pay if I get sick.”

– Grace, age 80, farmer of rice and other staple foods near Embu, in Central Kenya. Grace pays for health care out of pocket, as do most Kenyans (less than 50% have any form of health insurance). Her income is seasonal, and is gradually declining as she is less able to work. After our focus group discussion, Grace returned to selling bananas in front of the CFWshop where we met.

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This made me miss home

February 14, 2008

Time-lapse photography of a foggy day in San Francisco.