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Can You See Me?
Betty, 15, Sierra Leone

September 2014: With help from a neighbour, Betty, 15, began caring for her younger siblings – Ibrahim, 4, and Olematu, 3 – following the death of her mother from Ebola one month ago, in Eastern Province. “I miss my mum very much; nobody talks to me as she used to do,” says Betty. “I was happy with her. She promised me that I would be educated. She wanted me to become a nurse. But now that I have to take care of my family, I feel that I won’t be able to go back to school.”