Sunday, November 23, 2008

Africa #6

Monday, October 20, 2008
This is the day we traveled to Kigoma. It was a very uneventful trip. Took about four hours to fly across Tanzania. We were on a smaller prop type jet. Probably held about 100 people.
Jim Stillman met us at the airport as well as Msoshi's brother and some other relatives. On our way to the Stillman home, Jim decided to take the "scenic" route which resulted in a punctured tire for us. While they were changing the tire, I took advantage of the time and snapped some pictures. They are some of the very few I got outside of the camps. Jim told me later I was lucky someone did not stop me as they hate to have their pictures taken without permission.
In this picture, these people seemed to be repairing bikes. I think it was a business.
This is a Hardware StoreIt was not uncommon to see bikes loaded this way. There seem to be more bikes than cars. If you look closely, you will see that these women are sitting at a sewing machine. This is a dressmakers shop.This little girl could not have been more than 12 or 13 years old. I hope it was a sibling she was carrying on her back.This little girl allowed me to take her picture. She stopped to watch the tire changing. She looks like she was on her way home from school. We will be Kigoma until Friday Morning. We are allowed three days in Naryagusu camp and one day in Mtbila camp. Will be in Naryagusu on Friday, Sunday and Monday. Mtbila on Saturday.

While we are waiting for the weekend, we will visit Kibirizi. I posted pictures of that church in post #3. As usual we met with utter poverty. There truly is so much need I do not know what can be done to make anything better.

1 comment:

Therese said...

For right now, we pray for an answer...thanks for sharing all this...

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