Maria’s English is slowly improving. She is relatively well educated and can read and write some English but struggles to speak it out loud. She says that the kids she now looks after don’t understand her language so she has to speak to them in English, it’s starting to come more fluently but she is still much quieter than her friend.
Maria says one thing to me which I think probably captures what we are trying to achieve at Kalayaan more generally. She says of the small settlement monies “at least now they know that the law is for everyone, not just for the rich people with money”.