A Kid on the Streets

I was forced into crack against my will. In no way, however, does this mean that our attempts to study religions of traditional people are inappropriate. Out of social solidarity, when you ate with other, you had to calibrate your appetite so as not to eat too much. Mrs. Kho’s youngest daughter, a thirteen-year-old who could add up the prices for a half a dozen items and make change like the fastest cash register, was incapable of answering the simplest question without dissolving into embarrassed giggles (we called it the early- teenager syndrome). We can truly “uncover” hunger and malnutrition, not by the national food balance sheet, dietary surveys, or biochemical experiments, but only by listening to people’s-and particularly women’s –voices.