Binti anayeishi kwenye bakuli - The girl who lives in a bowl

A Teenage girl born without limbs lives her life in a plastic bowl. Rahma Haruna is a bright, happy girl, despite suffering from a mystery condition that stopped her arms and legs developing properly - leaving her practically limbless and in constant pain. The 19-year-old, from Kano, Nigeria, was born a healthy baby but when she when turned six months old her growth came to a sudden halt and she stopped hitting key development milestones. 

Rahma’s family do their best to provide her with a fulfilling life and transport her around the village in a plastic bowl. Doctors have been baffled by Rahma’s condition and some have even put it down to the teenager being struck down by jinns - a supernatural being in Islam mythology.

Videographer / director: Ibrahim Ayyuba Isah
Producer: Charley Sutton, Ellie Winstanley
Editor: Joshua Douglas, Marcus Cooper

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