This young mother came to our house today to sell us a melon. Elizabeth noticed she was holding her hand awkwardly and asked what happened. Apparently her step-dad swung his machete at her and she blocked it with her hand. The blade cut into her fingers at least a quarter of an inch. It wasn’t clear what instigated the attack.
I sprayed some first-aid antiseptic on her fingers and wrapped them each with a clean cloth. She certainly needs more help than we can give, but she has no way to get it. We are hoping her fingers will heal properly and she’ll be able to move them normally when they do.