I just returned from my village stay in Namacata, about a thirty minute bicycle ride from the city. I experienced the daily life of the Chuwabo people and learned a lot! My most common activities included drawing water from the well, grating coconuts, receiving visitors, taking bike rides, and conversing with my host family as we snacked on peanuts. I was so well received by all the people—my family, the neighbors, the church. Here are a few highlights:
Most Unexpected Visit
On the first day my host family took me to pay a visit to the neighborhood boss (sort of like the mayor for the area) to officially greet him, explain why I was in the village and get his blessing.
Most Rewarding Feeling
Every Friday my family would take out large pestle and mortars to pound the weekly allotment of rice. Throughout the year they eat the rice grown…
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