Picture of the week

July 2006

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hit by malaria

2006/Week 31

it starts with pain in the back (that must be our awful mattress), followed by a sore throat (the cold, isn't it) and by the evening your head is glowing. one night of sweat and feverish dreams were enough to be brought to the hospital last Wednesday morning. three full days, the quinine fought against those horribly aggressive malaria parasites. since Saturday I jump around cheerfully again being the sunshine that illuminates the house...

Waiting for the storm

2006/Week 30

Together with Guido and Isabelle, two Belgian visitors, we admire the upcoming thunderstorm. Black clouds pack together when a violent wind blows a turbulent sand cloud accross town. The sky turns brown. Then, you just wait for the first raindrops to come and fetch the dust out of the air.

Modern farming

2006/Week 29

Our first picture of the week is an image of Prospère and his family working on their field in Leba. They are weeding their field of millet, the most important local cereal, using the daba (a type of hoe).

Prospère (on the left) knows his world very well. Don't be surprised by the sudden ringtone of his cellular phone. And then, he takes a picture of you with his digital camera...

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2007: January February March April May June July August September October November December

2006: July August September October November December