09 June 2008

Sierra Leone

I am Abdul. I clean the clinic, get water, watch the clinic and collect anything they send me to get. I am a volunteer.

In the morning when I come to the clinic I clean it, I have a brush and old cloth. If I have soap, I use it. Sometimes they give me soap in the clinic, sometimes I buy some, but a lot of the time we have to clean with just water. It's important to clean with soap because after a woman gives birth there is a lot of blood. If we clean with water it doesn't clean properly and stains can stay.

Also, people vomit on the floor. For me, it is important the clinic is clean because otherwise people will blame me.

BBC diary of a worker in an African shanty town.

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