1. Malawi wikipolo

    This child's name was Winkipolo. I cannot remember what it means in Chichewa. He is being cared for by his grandmother in this picture.

  2. Malawi zebras in natural habitat

    This was atop Nyika Plateau in Northern Malawi. Zebras in their natural habitat.

  3. Malawi carlsberg brewery

    This was the beginning of advertisement for Carlsberg brewery in Malawi. The local beer was called Chimbuku. Locals drank it in the courtyard behind the bar if the Carlsberg truck had not made it to town yet.

  4. Malawi learning to read in the bush

    I am truly amazed at how some people are born 'wherever they are' and where they learn to read. This child was out in the middle of the road, where there was rarely ever a vehicle to be seen, reading leisurely. Everyone is born somewhere and must make their way in the world. His journey started here.

  5. Malawi bush taxi 1990

    This is a bush taxi in Malawi circa 1990. Before the canopied trucks I see in some other pictures and videos. I hitchiked all around my country by standing on the side of the road, sticking out my hand, and waving it up and down to get attention. I waited as long as two days to get a ride out of my town. It was always safe. I never had a problem as a single 20 something yr old woman travelling around Malawi this way. Of course at times, there would be chickens squaking in the truck with me be...

  6. Cameroon Tchabal Mbabo Singing Kids

    In February 2005, group of us spent one week traveling on foot over the hills around Tchabal Mbabo, Cameroon, to build energy-efficient cook stoves.  Each compound of several families welcomed us graciously to into their homes. After the cook stove construction, we had time to hang out with the kids.

  7. The Gambia Dead Toubab Clothes

    Ever wonder what happens to all those clothes you donate to the poor people of Africa?  This is it.  They are sold in the market.  The people want "Western" clothes, and they are free/cheap to the seller, so they are less expensive than going to buy cloth and taking that to the tailor.  The locals call them "dead toubab clothes", because they can't imagine people getting rid of nice clothes like this unless the owner had died.

  8. The Gambia At the pump

    My village was considered "wealty".  We had a several solar pumps.  They went on once a day for a few hours, and you would fill up as much as you could.  This one my compund shared with 2 others, so we got it every third day. 

  9. The Gambia Fetching water

    My site mate and I went to get some water so we could bathe after a bike ride.

  10. The Gambia This is lunch?

    My patents came to visit after my first year, and did not adjust to the food very well.  Here, I am trying to explain how to eat the cous.  She was not impressed.

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.