Oliver is a well known local healer, having been educated in the uses of local herbs and remedies. This man, who says he is over 100 years old, showed up at her door four years ago very sick and with almost no eyesight left. Though he was a stranger, she has taken him in and cared for him. He has since lost his eyesight and he sleeps most days, just waking for food. He is from a neighboring tribe, the wasambaa from the Lushoto region, and speaks mostly his local language, which she, an mpare from the Same area, understands little of. He will be cared for, and live in this little room in her small house, until he dies.
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