When the best doctors of a country admit that they can’t cure our illness, we go to folk healers and ask them for help. Most people treat them with fear and mistrust, the cured worship them and even doctors sometimes consult them.
Thirty kilometers away from Aktobe, in the village of Prigorodny, with a population of no more than 150 people, there lives an old woman named Nina. The rumors about her gift have spread all over the country. They say, she set some really seriously ill people on their feet. Those people who were refused to be treated in the country’s best hospitals and were about to be sent abroad.
By the age of 85 Nina had already lost count of how many people she healed. The gift which she adopted from her mother at 37 years old helped her to heal various patients, regardless of their social status.
Asel Beysekeeva came to Nina from Almaty. Intervertebral hernia didn’t give her a moment of peace for more than 10 months. She tried a variety of expensive treatments but none of them cured her illness.
Nina healed her in 2 days…
Nina says that as soon as a patient enters her room, she knows right away weather she will or not be able to heal him/her.
Over a year ago, she healed a deputy. It took her 19 days to do this. The deputy was able to walk only with the aid of crutches. According to Kazakh doctors, a jammed spinal cord can be safely treated only in the United States. Nina remembers well this man. He often visits her and sends gifts.
Nina heals with herbs and prayers. According to her, she herself experiences all torments of her clients. Night headaches and insomnia haven’t been leaving her since 37 years old. According to her, she falls asleep on the wet from her own tears pillow.
One day a commission came to her place. She doesn’t know who sent them. After a short talk with her, they gave her a certificate of a doctor. Nina herself is quite illiterate. She writes letters to his eight children using the ABC. At the same time, she speaks perfect Russian and Kazakh.
Helping to organize other people’s lives, she couldn’t manage to organize hers. She says she had a hard life. She gave birth to eight children who don’t keep in touch with her. After her husband’s death she tried to commit suicide twice. Both times she was saved. Then she decided to dedicate her life to the sick.
She healed the 11-year-old son and 25-year-old daughter of a resident of her village of backache…
Made the child in the picture get rid of insomnia.
The baby brought from Kazalinsk was recommended to come to Nina’s place for 4 days in succession. He has the evil eye. The child coughs and chokes.
This man has lately been bitten by a mad dog. Using herbs and prayers Nina healed him. And this is not the first time when she helps him and his family.
To get to Nina’s place one should either take a taxi or drive his own car as no buses come to this place.
The price of one visit is not fixed. They say, Nina is glad to get even 200 tenge (about $1.35). Working from 8 am to 8 pm, she doesn’t live in luxury and sends all the money to her grandchildren.
Of course, not everybody trusts healers. One local resident says she tries to be treated in a traditional way, taking pills and following recipes. Many people are afraid of Nina’s ways of treatment. Some believers say that she heals improperly, reading Christian prayers for sick Muslims. Nina herself says that God is one and she believes in him.
In her room there are no pictures of her children. However, she keeps the pictures of her clients. She prays for them before going to bed.
Of all the entertainments, she likes radio most of all.
She likes singing and does it to all her guests.
At the moment, she has to make a difficult choice. She must decide who of her grandchildren will get her gift. She must choose only one and she’s afraid of making the wrong choice…