Tipong has been an old friend of mine since 2007 when he carved me the first of many beautiful walking sticks. His wife, Kiki also wove, as all Penan women do. Unfortunately she had a stroke and was left partially brain damaged, paralysed from the waist down. We sent financial resources to help. We have also employed their daughter to weave for Borneo Bags to help generate extra income. Tipong, Kiki and the Pastor praying for the family. She has now sadly past on, we could not save her. Tipong, seated in the yellow chair, has had and asthma attack and is in hospital. We are doing all we can.
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