Génerose once had a husband, but he was killed by armed troops hostile to the village where they lived. She now struggles to feed their three children plus two more left to her when her sister died. Unable to buy a home, she rents a room for her brood and faces the attendant risks. The children do not attend school because Génerose cannot afford books and school supplies, let alone tuition. She attires herself in the most meager way, as can be seen in the photo.
The Lutheran mission also runs a program for roughly 50 orphans from the village, inviting them to play once a week and offering them a robust meal.