Tuesday, July 05, 2011

From left to right:
Assiata FONE, Kadija FONE and Fatouma FONE.
FONE is Bambara for either twin or triplet, and all children born either a twin or a triplet will be given this name.


Blogger David said...

Madame Koita looks like a radiant and lovely person. But I guess this death in childbirth thing is still all too common in places like Mali - what are the statistics, I wonder?


2:21 PM  
Blogger toubab said...

David, I have looked up some statistics from the WHO and cannot tell you anything about death in childbirth but I can tell you that there were 551000 births in 2009, and that 101000 children died under the age of 5 in the same year in Mali.
X Sophie

4:52 PM  
Blogger David said...

Unequal, cruel world. How is this possible in the 21st century?

7:43 AM  

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