Day 3 I headed to a small village Chani that in 2011 CWS implemented the water center. My job was to follow around one of the businesswomen, Salomatu who has been really successful with her business. When I arrived Salomatu was in the fields harvesting rice with her friends. They pointed us in the direction of the fields and it was about 1.5-2 miles from the village. I couldn’t imagine walking that far everyday, especially in flip flops or barefooted. Salomatu is a beautiful woman, I adore her dimples when she smiles. I enjoyed hanging out with her and seeing her village thrive with the clean water and Salomatu running such a great business for her family.
this lady asked me to take a family portrait.a view of the villageThis is a view inside one of the villages. You can see their safe storage container on the right.a newborn lamb or goat. i really can hardly tell which is which here.the women in the fields harvesting rice.this is SalomatuMost women work with their infants on their back.The older kids sit in the field with some other children just waiting for their moms.i am obsessed with their beautiful fabrics and can’t wait to go to the market to get some so i can sew something fabulous at home.
the process of harvesting rice is so complex. the amount of work that they put into it is unreal.
Salomatu taking me out to meet her friends working on the other side of the field.