Crying Meri: a woman from Kundiawa

One more photo from “Crying Meri” project:

Hellen Alphons (about 38 years old), lost her leg in 2005 in a fight with her drunk husband, Alai Kawa. Alai chopped out Hellen’s right leg with a bush knife in front of their young children, who later called for help. Alai Kawa was arrested by police, but Hellen left her home after the treatment with the fear that her husband might be released.  She came back only in 2010 when she found out that Alai died in prison. Nowadays she lives together with Alai’s sister and they both run a small shop in Kundiawa town, Simbu Province.

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