I am married and I have six children. I moved to this village with my wife eight years ago, and we have been married for 15 years. We followed our relatives to this area. Our eldest child is 13 years old. He doesn’t go to school, as he lost one eye and is shy about his disability. He stays at home with my wife. My second child got married this year – she is 12 years old and had moved 11 km away to live with her new husband. Our third child is 8 years old, she goes to school and is in Grade 1. The youngest three all stay at home and help around the house with chores. My wife sometimes gets sick with bad headaches, so it is good that the children are there to help.
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