The oldest person in Khaishi

written by: Ana Chkadua, Mamuka Chkadua, Zhana Zumadze

“I was born on May 5, 1914. I got married when I was 21 years old and lived mostly in Khaishi. I am the oldest person in the village and I have seen a lot. I have seen war, hunger, crime, robbery. All my children are dead. I don’t remember the day I was happy, but I went through happy moments when my husband was alive. Now what? Many people come to see me, but I get no attention, I am abandoned. I was very ill for a month. I can hardly walk now and my eye-sight is degraded. I am 102 years old and I am not happy with my life. I consider life unfair…”


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