Makoni East…

We did three surveys in this area for Maranatha Volunteers, a branch of the Seventh Day Adventist Churches…


What a view! I took this pic from the front yard of an elderly couple I met carrying their maize home from the grinding mill.


Homesteads are small here, compared with Tsholotsho for example, where eight or twelve houses are all included in a stockade. Probably because in Tsolotsho, lions and other predators roam free!


Shopping day?


Look at the size of these rocks, towering over the tiny houses in the valley below.


Pretty setting for a district hospital.


OK, OK – I have to get a tree into my post somewhere! I just LOVED this tree, shaped by the lorries that pass this way!





Rural homesteads

Rural HomesteadsI took all these pics driving through the Matopos, driving from Gulubaghwe to Silozwane Caves.Rural HomesteadsWomen carry water for miles in the rural areas of Zimbabwe. In the foreground of this pic is the resurrection plant.Rural HomesteadsIn a few months time, the field in the foreground of this pic will have maize sprouting. Its been a very dry year,  and people are desperate for good rains.Rural homes