Flomo from Liberia used to be the town chief; today he depends on others for help. The gift of a CAM food parcel and ten dollars reminds Flomo that someone cares about him. Flomo says, “I was hungry and you took me from hunger. God bless you!”
Elderly people like Flomo continue to suffer from Liberia’s civil war in the early 1990s. Flomo’s four children died in the war. He also lost his eyesight after rebel soldiers demanded that Flomo carry 200 pounds of rice seed on his head. When Flomo stated that he was physically unable, the soldiers said, “Then you will die.” They beat him mercilessly with their cartridge belts, destroying his vision.