Jacqueline, 2, has just come out of the operating theatre. She suffered severe burns and had to have her second surgery in Kamuru Central Hospital in Malawi's capital Lilongwe.
Loveness lies in her mother's arms—around 80 percent of her body burned when boiling water fell on her. Unes, her mother, is 18 and cringes when Loveness yelps. Her wounds hurt and cause her difficulty sleeping.
Mary suffers from epilepsy. Her face and hair burned when she fell in the fire—she remembers only pain. Now she is getting treatment on the Kamuzu hospital's burn ward and is on the mend.
Jacqueline's mother Eliza and grandmother Aida holding the baby—still dizzy from surgery.
Head Nurse Chrissy Nyiendra inspects the medicine cabinet of her colleague.
Jonah is 16 years old and suffers from epilepsy. He has been in the hospital for several months now. His mother Gloria explains that he fell in the fire when he suffered a seizure.
Many burn victims suffer from epilepsy. Open fires are a dangerous trap for them.
Regina Phirie, 24, had a pot with burning fluid fall over her legs. Both legs are burned to the third degree. Regina's mother keeps her company in the hospital and reads to her from the Bible.
"When I was cooking he fell in the fire," says Aida, the mother of this two-year-old boy. Her son Chisommo's lower back has been burned to the third degree. Nurse Chrissy laughs when she sees the boy: "When he came in he was so bad, but he is getting better now."
Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi's capital. The hospital has a special burns ward. The patients are mainly women and children who were injured in accidents with open fires.