- In the spirit of international women's day a very special event is being remembered
- 18 years ago a baby was born in the worst possible conditions, a torrential flood over crocodile-infested waters
- Today that young baby has grown up to be a fierce and independent young lady
18 years ago Mozambique was hit with torrential floods which forced a heavily pregnant Carolina Chirindza to find safety above the waterline in a tree. She was stranded without any food or water and the baby chose the worst possible time to decide to come into the world.
Her mother-in-law caught the baby is she was born and saved her from falling into the crocodile-infested waters below.
They were eventually saved by a South African defence forces helicopter.
Months after the incident baby Rosita and her mom travelled to the US to ask Washington to expand its aid efforts to help the tens of thousands of Mozambicans.
The tree which saved her and her mother now bear 's a plaque commemorating the event.
Years later the young baby has grown up into a fiercely intelligent and driven young lady who, like her mom, has big plans for the future of her country.
She plans to study to become a petrochemical engineer and is buoyed by the recent discovery of gas reserves off the coast of Mozambique.
Now that much of the international attention has faded she is content to enjoy a normal life and like many girls her age, she enjoys to play football for her Catholic school and the local clubs.
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