Fetching Water


We saved our vacation days to spend a month in Madagascar during the second half of our Peace Corps service.  It was fun seeing how many things about Madagascar are different than South Africa and how many things are the same.  Here's one thing that's the same: kids trekking through the fields to gather water of questionable quality and haul it the distance back to their homes, with a good attitude about it all the while.  Here's one thing that's different: the fields the kids pass through in Madagascar are mainly rice fields, as opposed to the maize fields that fill South Africa.



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