I dont know her. And I didn't see her features by then. I captured the intriguing moment as she sat there from 3pm till sunset. Facing the sea, just alone. No words, no movement. We can see her observing how almost every person around her had companions. Happy, sad, lonely, or content. she might be in any of these state. Maybe this view here is way better from where she came from. Or maybe not. She could be from Beira or Freetown. Maybe she is better than me and you.
All I know she was alone, holding her phone kind of waiting for a call. You can sense by her stares she is waiting for a call in... 'come and join us'. Which we did... My friends are amazing for calling her to share with us some fruits. They are amazing... And she was amazing too.
She was lonely. This is her 1 day off of the week.
She had been away from home in Zaire Congo for 2 years. 1 kid living back home with her sister and no father. Cant remember her kid's age but she hasn't seen him or Zaire for 2 years. Why? She cant have her passport until two years pass. Why?! because her employer paid for her to come here. and as many others who come, feel alone, lost or lied too, get depressed and then flee the country. Her employer gets itchy and worried that she might do the same. Basically she is carrying all the hard labour's past mistakes on her shoulder.
This is alarming, imagine yourself hitting rock bottom at your workplace or need to leave for an emergency which am sure someone like her had had but was forced to adapt. Imagine you need-to-leave AND YOU CAN'T.
If this is not slavery I dont know what it is. Chained down by her own identity..by her own passport for 730 days !! This is illegal here, but poor her how would she know?! There is much more into her story. There is a human chained inside.
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