MaryanAlafow Ano is 26 years old and has 5 children, a sixth one is in Kisimayo. She fled from Kisimayo recently and arrived in Dhobley three weeks ago. The last baby born is 4 weeks old and her name is Falestine.
They fled because they desperately needed some food and there wasnÕt any available back home. No humanitarian relief aid at all.
Maryan canÕt afford the school fees for her children. Unfortunately she canÕt rely on the help of the husband who is in Jilub area (260 km away) trying to raise some money cultivating some land.
However, she think Somalia is doing much better than 10 years ago. She was dedicated to construct mud houses back home and sometimes she did casual work for people such as washing clothes. She hopes to have a sort of sponsorship to pay the school fees for her children.