There was a day care in a small dark room, and two young women were caring for seventy babies. The babies covered the whole floor. Someone was crying but it was impossible to tell who it was. Both of the young women working at the daycare were named Mercy. They had another colleague who was also named Mercy. Mercy told me that their main task was not to care for the babies, simply to keep them inside. If they went out, she said, they could be defiled. I asked her what she meant, and she whispered it to me.