Mammy Sesay's day begins very early. At about 6:30a.m. when the sun rises she also rises in the two roomed shack which she shares with her daughter and three grandchildren. The family all sleep in the front room and the back room which is called the parlour is kept for supplies. It is there Mammy Sesay keeps her supply of kerosene. Selling this is her main way of making a living. She buys it in as large a container as she can carry at the Freetown market. Kerosene which is used for cooking and for lighting lamps is a by-product of gas and is often scarce so she must keep alert to what's happening in Freetown to know when to make the four mile trip.