...Welcome from the community was high. Relatives and other neighbours would come to welcome the person who returned. They also counseled them. Some of them would perform the rituals of sprinkling water by hand to show that you are welcome back home from where we had expected you to have been dead. U05

I used to see when some neighbor’s children returned. The people around would go to her home to give her advice and words of encouragement to her about the child. You know, when you go to the bush or when you are abducted and taken to the bush, the things you go and do from there are very different from what people at home here do. You will do so many things from there which are not recommended in society. When you escape and come back, the people come to give you advice about what to avoid. U01

There were families who suffered heavy loss of lives of their family members and counseling was very important. People counseled one another while in problem so that they could become more resilient. U04

People were uniting in groups of about ten people. They would go to each other’s nearby gardens and dig. That is how it has kept peoples’ life and it was a very important thing done without any jealousy. Whenever they would go to work they did it with one heart, even for the poor people. They would go to their gardens, without minding if there was food... U08 

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