Gogo is the Chichewa name for grandmother. It is endearing. The grandmothers here may have had ten or more children and more than 50 grandchildren. They are generally poor and loving. They are revered and dearly loved.
In the hypertension clinic, a grandchild may have escorted his or her “Gogo”. The doctor may say, “the best medicine is not available for free, can you afford 1,200 kwacha ($4) per month for medicine?” Sometimes this is beyond the reach of many families here but often the grandchild with their “Gogo” may replay, “For Gogo, we will make that happen.” I imagine they pass the hat and pitch in. It is very sweet. Now, if we can get Gogo to put down that salt shaker!