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The girl who smiled from the inside out

Born with a cleft lip, the face of the little girl born to Fatumata was so repugnant and frightening to the people in her village in Guinea where she was born that even her father refused to give her a name.

Fatumata, remembers these early days all too well. „Ousaman, my husband, had a stone heart that made me very unhappy. I knew God loved our daughter, so why didn’t he?“ Fatumata made a painful decision. If there would not be a traditional baby naming ceremony, she would hold her own one. „It was difficult to go against my husband, but our daughter was a human being, and I loved her. No