Twas a Dark and Sunny Morning. . .

P1000190Electricity here in Malawi is not constant nor expected. So I sit here with my instant coffee made from warm tap water, a battery-powered lantern, and a computer I had the foresight to fully charge the night before. But mind you, this is not a complaint at all. This is an observation about the 16 million people in this country where the average yearly salary is $815 and the life expectancy at birth is 60 years old.

I do have the capacity to plan ahead due to the schedule put out by ESCOM’s (Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi) Loadshedding Programme.

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The areas in blue indicate Zomba, the city in which I am living.

IMG_3873Of course one must expect caveats in most of life’s situations:P1000191 (1)But here in Malawi I am very well taken care of and protected. The guards who are around the house 24/7 are friendly and knowledgeable. Meet Praise Makaniankhondo who is here with me this morning:

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