Sunday, February 15, 2009
Driving up the mountain to Entoto we saw many of Ethiopia's working women - - walking up or down the road with huge loads of Eucalyptus branches on their backs. They cut them in the mountain, and then walk them to town to sell. There are some young women doing it, but the majority of women we saw were old women, weathered skin and worn shoes. It was amazing the loads they would be carrying....
It's interesting that in Ethiopia, if you take pictures of a donkey-herder or an old woman, it's expected that you would pay them for that. When one of our friends snuck a picture from the van window, he got a finger-wagging from an old woman. On our way down the mountain, we stopped the van and I paid this woman about $2 (20 birr)to take her picture while she rested.
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