After 2.5 weeks of training and planning, we finally get to go into the villages and watch our all-star teams work at helping to reduce the malaria burden in Malawi. We decided to leave the city and check out some villages outside of the town of Dedza.
I wore something I thought would help me fit in but I don’t think it helped.
I pretty much had this entourage of kids everywhere I went.
It’s harvest time and this is maize flour drying in the sun. They use it for nshima which I think is like grits but more paste like. You eat it like you would rice or nan – to accompany stews, chicken or anything else you can think of. They’ve also been harvesting beans.
Home. Sweet. Home. A family of 6 lives in this little house. They were nice enough to invite us in but 10 in there was cramped. Instead we sat outside and chatted.
The work our teams do are done via a PDA. This is the first computer these two kids have ever seen.
I decided that if Born shoes ever wanted a spokesperson, I would do it for free. I’ve been living in these flats for over 20 days and they are still going strong. I jumped across a creek, walked through mud and around about 8 neighborhoods in the village today and they were still comfy. They need a good cleaning though.
I’ll have more pictures tomorrow when we go back for the second phase of work in the village. I can wait!