Thursday, June 5, 2014


This part of Tanzania is very industrious. Virtually ever piece of land is planted with corn or sunflowers or open for cattle and goat grazing. Open space in front of stores and homes are spaces for drying hops for banana beer. The town has tons of "very annoying in your face" hawkers, but few beggars.

Women are still limited by family expectations to get a good bride price and produce children. The local directors has three daughters and her greatest hope for them is that they would become financially independent before marriage, but she admits they are already used to asking daddy for everything and not working for it.

Maize everywhere - oh, yeah, Kilimanjaro in the background...

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