Rahma Haruna, the 19-year-old Hausa teenage girl who spent all her life in a plastic bowl is dead.
She died on Christmas day, Sunday December 25 after a brief illness.
Rahma’s death was announced by freelance photojournalist Sani Maikatanga who made first posted the pictures of the physically challenged girl carried by her 10-year-old brother in bowl.
“Rahma Haruna a 19 years old girl has pass away on Sunday 25th of December 2016 … may Almighty grant her Jannatul Firdausi … ameen,” Maikatanga wrote.
While being conveyed in a plastic bowl for most of her life, she also suffered constant pain as her body stopped growing after six months of her life.
For much of her life, the 19-year-old, from Lahadin Makole village in Kano was carried by her brother Fahad into Kano city to beg for alms. Later, a journalist Ibrahim Jirgi, gave the family a wheelchair.
Despite the daily challenges Rahma faces, the brave teenager is full of hope for her future and dreams of opening her own shop.