She sat in the dirt trying to understand. As she looked inside her dark mud hut the reality that her whole life had just vanished overwhelmed her. Who would take care of her now. Her mother who had been her comfort and strength was now gone. Her father had told her this morning that he was leaving the village to move in with another woman. What was she to do? How could she manage, would she still go to school? What about food, and clothes? The tears she had tried so hard to hold back just overflowed from her eyes and down her cheeks dropping into the dirt and making small drops of mud.