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A story from

Elena has been working with me for more than ten years. She is responsible for everything, the sales, the stock, the money and all. She is there every morning at 8 am and stays until 7 pm. She has an important story to share. Her husband beats her a lot. They met here in the baracka some years ago and he is so bad to her. Sometimes her face is swollen and blue. But she will leave him now. I have bought her a plot so that she can build her own house and get away from him. Her brothers are strong like ninjas so her husband will never come after her. The problem with husbands is very common. We all need to help.

Photograph and story by Palmira Chilaule, cross border trader in Maputo, Mozambique

Experience of this border

Location of border

Maputo, Maputo City, Mozambique