Here are some pictures that I couldn’t get sent while in TZ.
School in Session
How many kids can you get in one desk?
Water and grass… where’s the road?
The rainy season came quite early this year. This was a problem for the farmers, as they did not have their fields planted, and they were not sure if the rains would continue.
Never travel without a Machete
The early rain was also a problem for us, as the roads were tricky to navigate. Potholes are hidden and we got stuck in one for about an hour as the driver had to jack up the car, and cut down a young tree to fill the pothole.
The really annoying part of getting stuck was the swarm of tsetse flies that filled the car. They seemed to be quite hungry, and no amount of clothing or bug spray would deter them.
The mud did afford us the opportunity to see some interesting animal tracks:
The top photo here is of lion tracks. The driver said it looked like a male and female pair. The bottom tracks are elephant tracks, and some kind of antelope, (I think). We saw the elephant, many deer/antelope animals, but did not see the lions.
Here is the orphanage in Hedaru where we are going to put a roof-top rain water catchment system. This building has a nice metal roof, so we will install gutters and a large water tank to hold the rain water.
Cute kids playing together.
I don’t know this couple, but it was a classic moment of Tanzania life. I love how this couple is working together.
This is a bunch of people waiting in line for water, and all their buckets. After they get water, they have to carry it home; usually the women carry it home on their heads.
How’s that for a view?