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Life in Malawi, A Collection of Random Photos

by dav.d

I am very blessed living in the United States. When I had the opportunity to visit Malawi in Africa I was excited for the chance to meet people half a world a way. It was during a humanitarian trip with Nu Skin.

School children

School children

These are some of the bonus photos that I captured as we traveled the dirt roads and visited different villages around the country. And no matter where you go, I always photograph a bicycle against the wall. In someways it is the universal transportation vehicle. Although walking is more common. And bicycles against walls are dang photogenic.

A bicycle

A bicycle

And like many cultures, people carry cargo on their heads. I can’t imagine it is easy to do and you learn when you’re young how to do it. People in Malawi will walk from village to the markets by the highway to sell crops to help feed their family.

A Malawian child with a bundle on her head

A Malawian child with a bundle on her head

A bicycle for two

A bicycle for two

This was just below a damn that had created a water reservoir. This man was fishing and later walks away to perhaps find a better fishing ground. Perhaps we were too loud.

Fishing in a Malawi river

Fishing in a Malawi river

A fisherman walks to a better location

A fisherman walks to a better location

A group of women carry food, and maybe water on their heads. Women do a lot of work for the Malawian family. The maintain the crops, raise the children, cook, and take food to the market to sell.

Transporting food in Malawi

Transporting food in Malawi

This is our driver Marten. He was explaining some of the meaning of the Malawi license plate which has the colors of the flag. Red, black, and green. He also happened to stand in the perfect light with a beautiful background, so I made this killer photograph for him.

A portrait of Marten, our driver

A portrait of Marten, our driver

Cattle are very valuable and a source of transportation in Malawi. Horses are rare and expensive.

Transportation with cattle in Malawi

Transportation with cattle in Malawi

In a village of Malawi

In a village of Malawi

I love photographs of roads.

A road lined with bamboo in Malawi

A road lined with bamboo in Malawi

These were decorations at an outdoor restaurant.

African headdress decorations

African headdress decorations

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