I may have a few extra entries regarding Umoja that could pop up in my coming blogs. This is one of them.
Rose was with me everyday at Umoja – her excellent English made her my companion by necessity. When she was away, looking after her children or gathering firewood, her absence was palpable. Rose and I are the same age, and this still surprises me when I remember the motherly calm and kindness she possessed. Like the other women at Umoja, Rose is busy from dawn to dusk with beading, child-rearing, and household work. The interview below provides a look into daily life at Umoja, and gives you a moving picture of someone who has a special place in my heart.
Rose Lekamisi talks about her life – before and after Umoja.
Posted By Kate Cummings
Posted Jul 20th, 2009