Images of Mkuranga/Rufiji

Two districts south of Dar es Salaam that are among the poorest in Tanzania; some villages have no road access, just a very bumpy dirt pathway through the bush.

The old guys in the photo below had been watching us going about our business, and as we were about to leave the village, asked why no one was taking pictures of them. I was happy – old people are generally really suspicious of cameras. The guy on the right said he is about 70, and apparently he is the son-in-law of the guy on the left. Bearing in mind that life expectancy here is 50-something, that makes them old. They asked for copies of the pictures; I’ll try to send some with my colleague when he next visits them.

(More photos soon on flickr.)

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