It has about fifty folks, and whenever you enter all the ladies come out and shake your hand, saying “Sopa!”. The kids bend their heads down, anticipating to be patted on high.
A typical dwelling is about 18 by 15 toes, and it’s made out of mud, cow dung, and sticks, the latter materials is in place to carry it collectively when it rains. In a single half of the dwelling, the younger sheep come and sleep at evening, in order that the predators can’t kill them. Within the different half of the dwelling, ten (!) folks sleep, at the least for the home I visited.
Polygamy is the norm, with two or three wives being typical. Somebody from the earlier technology may need had ten wives or extra. While you ask them concerning the “adding-up constraint” — what concerning the males who can’t get wives? — it’s tough to get a straight reply.
I very a lot loved the hocking, polyphonal vocal music I heard.
I requested the ladies what they most need from their authorities, and their solutions had been 1) a highway, and a pair of) a greater water provide, the present water tank being just a few kilometers away. At evening just a few small lights go on, powered by photo voltaic. Cell telephones are commonplace, and most of the youngsters now go to highschool, a current growth.
A poor household may personal 100 cattle, a wealthy household maybe 200 cattle. A typical cow may promote for $80 out there.
They have no idea what America is, although when you level towards the sundown you may inform them you come from that course.
The speed of smiling is pretty excessive. One girl had misplaced her leg, it’s believed due to a snakebite requiring amputation.