Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Africa Post #5

OK. Are you getting tired of these Africa posts yet? Well, the next time I post I will give you a break and will update on Ethan's cardiology appointment which is tomorrow. Until then, you're stuck with Africa.

If you look closely, you will see two women in the background pounding millet (one even has a baby on her back). Every morning I would wake up to the sound of this rhythmic pounding.

Just a couple of shots of some different houses. I think the thatched roofs look pretty cool.

The women were always seen working so hard. I was told that a lot of the women didn't mind if their husbands took another wife because it helped in their work load. (Again, they never bend at the knees.)

They of course didn't have running water. So they would have to haul up the water by hand (no pulleys) to have access to water.

It is no surprise that people have infected sores on their legs and feet. Look how dirty these little guys legs are.
I thought that this bike was unique with this thatched chicken basket on the back.

Brandie, Carie, and Myself on our mosquito netting beds.

I couldn't help but take a picture of these little friends. They were so stinking cute! Do you see why I said that little children just roam around with no supervision? Honestly, how old do you think they are?


The Simmons Family said...

These Africa posts are so interesting. It really makes me grateful for the healthcare we have!!

Those little babies can't be older than 2... it's just crazy that they are wandering alone.

What an adventure!

The G Fam said...

I LOVE reading about your experiences in Africa! And I love the pictures of the children! How much cuter could they be? The women are amazing! Let's be honest,if I had to work THAT hard, I probably wouldn't mind a second set of hands (but I'd rather not EVER have to work like that!)

~Rachel said...

I love your Africa posts! So keep them coming. I am interested in Ethan's cardiology check up though. Hope everthing looks good.
Miss you all!!!!!