“I grew up in a rural village where my family are farmers. We grow cloves (which my region is famous for), coffee, fruits and rice. Life was simple but I had a wonderful childhood, playing with other children and going to school together.
I worked as a teacher at a primary school. Teaching doesn’t generate much of an income but I did a little farming and bred animals too.
I have a little boy named Robino. He lives here with me in Mahanoro. He is cared for during the day so that I can follow my lessons and do my homework. Being at Onja means that I am far away from my husband. It takes 2 days to travel to him. But we call each other every day, and Onja will create possibilities for a better life for us.
My husband visited Mahanoro during the Onja camp last September. He took care of Robino and he liked it here. Once I am working for Onja I hope he will come and live in Mahanoro too. He might find a job here as a teacher.”