Child Profiles > Fisyani
Fisyani was born in Lundazi, Eastern Province, in 1991. She wants
to be a teacher.
My mother was light and short
with long hair. She was fat. My mother died after she was
sick. My father still lives in the village. He is not well
because he was in a car accident. He cannot come to see
Before my mother was sick, my older brother and I lived with
her in Lundazi. She looked after us. She used to sweep the
house, wash our clothes, cook, and clean the plates. She
used to give me a bath.
My mother worked in the fields with my brother. They grew
maize, beans, pumpkins and sweet potatoes. It was good
and we could eat all the things she grew.
If my mother were alive today, I would live well. In the
mornings and evenings, she would give me tea, and rice
or nshima . She would buy me clothes. I would like to have
skirts, dresses and shorts.
If my mother were alive, I would be in school.
I feel sad when I talk about my mother.
Fisyani’s mother, Lucy Ngulube, died in 1999.
Her father lives in Lundazi.