I stumbled upon this photo journal in the BBC News which I quote:
"Mary Uduru is one of the many Nigerians struggling to live on less than $1 a day, despite the country's vast oil wealth. She works from dawn to dusk cooking and selling food on the roadside in the small central town of Makurdi. Her husband died when she was 26, leaving her to bring up her four children alone. She now cares for three of her grandchildren.
She used to lead a privileged life, as the wife of a local chief. The seventh and youngest wife, she lived on a huge farm and there were many workers around to look after her and her young children. But all that changed when he died in 1983. Despite being the favourite, little provision had been made for her, and she found herself almost destitute, with just a small plot of land in the town and four children to support."
There are 9 photos telling her story of what life is really all about. The vicissitudes of the ups and downs of life. The miseries, more often than happiness that scourge our lives. Mary's experience is one of the many millions that suffer such. The question is: WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
At the end of the day Mary has this to say: “We have so many problems but we can eat.”
I thank my good fortune to be born and live in Malaysia.
There are altogether 9 photos which you can see HERE.