Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Audio Slideshow: Birth in a Tree

In March 2000, Mozambique was hit by extreme floods. A woman named Carolina Pedro was heavily pregnant at the time, but she managed to clamber into the branches of a tree - where, three uncomfortable days later, she gave birth to a baby girl. When a helicopter came, the American aid workers needed to register every person they rescued. Carolina still hadn't named her baby, so she had to think of a name on the spot! She called the little girl Rosita, after her mother-in-law.

In this audio slideshow at BBC, published back in February, Carolina tells her story and Rosita talks about how she has always felt special because she was born in a tree! So cute.

No comments: