Volunteer: Megan Frazier
Contributions from Megan Frazier
Each evening in Niger I had dinner with Chatou, the wife of the schoolteacher. One night, her eyes grew very big as she asked me: "Maimouna, I heard... that in America, you have a machine that washes clothes!" I confirmed this for her, and she asked me how it worked. In my best Zarma, I described a large metal box, with a tube to connect to the water pump outside, and with basket with holes in it on the inside. The basket fills up with water ("How does it fill up, if there ...