JaJa (grandmother) ran up to us clapping and smiling as we approached her humble hut in the village of Wairrasa with her grandson. Richard is 2 years old. His mother died of aids and his father abandoned him. His JaJa was not able to care for him properly. Richard has to take medication daily and must eat 3 good meals a day. In the village with JaJa, he would have been lucky to receive one good meal a day. Wairrasa is just outside Kikira about 20 minutes from Jinja.
We were able to talk to the ladies of the village. JaJa seems to be the leader and she is very wise. She talked about how the parents need to be more responsible and keep the children in school. She said that Saturdays should be reserved for chores and Sunday for church. She said that they need help, education, training. She had to dismiss herself every 5 minutes or so because of her bad cough.