Deborah

Deborah – 14 years old
Kombo na nga Déborah BILOLO, 14 ans. Nabandaki kotanga. Tango nabandaki kotanga papa na nga abandaki kofutela nga mbongo ya classe. Après wana, papa na nga ayaki kokufa. Na kataki classe po mutu ya kofutela ngai bambongo ya classe azalaki te. Après, maman moko ayaki kozua ngai na musala. Nabandaki kokomba, kopangusa pe kolamba. Abandaki kofuta ngai15 $. Tangu na bandaki kosala tozalaki bien na bango. Sik’oyo mobali na ye abandaki kolinga ngai te. Azalaki ata soki nasali malamu ye akomona yango mabe. Ezalaka mukolo moko nabandai kosukola basani. Nakweyisaki sani moko ya mbele, epasuki. Na yango ayaki kobengana ngai.

My name is Deborah BILOLO, 14 years old. I went to school and I continued my studies until my father died. I had to quit school because no one could pay for my scholarship fees (minerval). This is when a women hired me as a domestic worker. I was mainly in charge of cleaning the house and preparing meals. She payed me 15$ per month. In the beginning I had a good relationship with the couple. But then I noticed that her husband hated me more and more. Whatever I would do, he would always find that my job was not done properly. One day when I was washing the dishes, a plate fell on the ground and broke. That’s why I was instantly fired.