Sambin on her 110th birthday
|Birth:||17 February 1911|
|Age:||110 years, 116 days|
Sambin was born on 17 February 1911. She had seven children, and worked as a farmer and merchant in Pointe-a-Pitre, the largest city in Guadeloupe. On 14 February 1952, she witnessed the Massacre de la Saint-Valentin, where police fired at striking workers, killing four and injuring 14.
On her 100th birthday in 2011, Sambin credited work ("travay") as the secret of her longevity. She was visited by Gabrielle Louis-Cabarin, the mayor of Le Moule. She could still stand independently as of her 106th birthday. On her 110th birthday in 2021, she was visited by some of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as her parish priest.
Sambin is cared for by her daughter Lena, by one of her sisters, and by her granddaughter. According to Lena, she doesn't have a nurse, is helped by them for the shower, and eats without assistance. Her niece said that she gives a lot of love to her family, and that her aunt likes justice. Her son stated that her mother hasn't any health problems.
Sambin currently lives in Le Moule, Guadeloupe, France, at the age of 110 years, 116 days. She is the oldest of sixteen centenarians in the commune, and is the second-oldest known living person in Guadeloupe after Irena Martial.
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