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Resilience in an ancient oasis

After her daughter returns from school, Aya enjoys one of her greatest pleasures, an afternoon stroll in the desert. For her and her child, these simple moments are golden as both suffer from chronic heart conditions. Aya, who sews traditional Siwan garments for a living, often has to wait dangerously long periods until she has enough money for blood transfusions, specialist appointments and medicines.

EGYPT | Thursday, 10 January 2013 | Views [347]

After her daughter returns from school, Aya enjoys one of her greatest pleasures, an afternoon stroll in the desert. For her and her child, these simple moments are golden as both suffer from chronic heart conditions. Aya, who sews traditional Siwan garments for a living, often has to wait dangerously long periods until she has enough money for blood transfusions, specialist appointments and medicines.

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