For over 20 years, Mercy Wangethi’s family has been infested and tormented by jiggers. As a little school going girl she suffered this dance attack.
According to Jane, her neighbour for over 25 years, Mercy was once a bright talkative student. But poverty and the parasites infestation affected her mentally. Even worse is seeing that all her 5 children are undergoing the same generational problems.
4 of her children live with her in abject poverty. The parasites have attacked their feet leaving them partially disabled as they are not able to walk and play with their fellow children. Most of the time, they are in constant pain and sometimes it's too much that they are unable to attend school.
Sadly, these parasites have also affected Mercy’s mental health. She appears depressed and unable to express herself verbally. In the online interview her neighbour Jane spoke on her behalf. She pleaded with well wishers to help Mercy and her children to overcome this jigger challenges.
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