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  Profile: Janet
Updated 25 January 2003, 09.31
Janet
Janet lives in a village in Malawi with her brothers, sister and blind grandmother.

Both her mum and dad died of Aids - the disease kills more people in Africa than wars, famines and floods.

Janet is just one of thousands of children who have lost their parents because of Aids and now must fend for themselves.

Name: Janet
Age: 15
Home: I live in Malawi
Do you go to school? I used to go to school before my parents died. Now I have to work in the fields to support my brothers, sister and grandmother. I'd love to back though!
What do you do to have fun with your friends? I don't have time to have fun

What time do you have to go to bed? When it gets dark
Pets: The village has some chickens
How did you celebrate your birthday last year? I don't know when my birthday is exactly.
What do you worry about? Not having enough food to feed my family with

If you could change anything about your life what would it be? To have enough food and to be able to go to school again.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I feel pretty grown up already, and I can't imagine my life ever being different to how it is now.



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