They are husband and wife. HIV positive. Seen so much (including being put outside the house for some time when they had TB) and yet it seemed that the family was always with them.
Last night the ties seem to have snapped.
Their young girl ran away with a young man. The eloping which is fueled by a thousand films from Bollywood about true love winning out (and which has thousands of unhappy couples grinding through an unglamorous life cut off from family years afterwards).
Its not clear all the issues involved, but a major fight took place. This couple were considered to blame. They were beaten up. And told to leave.
This morning they came to the centre with only the clothes they were wearing.
After all the family has gone through - after all the hope and prayers that took place - to have it all seem to evaporate in one horribly contested issue...
We are praying for restoration. But there is something in the choosing of a life-partner which seems to bring out the very worst in people. The very worst.