This is how many of our Rwandan friends (and millions of Rwandans) live in the villages. Even little children spend much of their time fletching water. This girl is carrying a 5 litre can, which weights 5 kilograms, or 11 pounds. Adults typically carry 10 litres or 20 litres. Often they have to carry the water for 1 to 2 kilometers. It is not fun anymore after the first 100 meters.
Some houses are blind - having no windows - because they cannot afford to make one.
Cassava is a staple food. We may eat it in the form of tapioca, or “pearls” in “milk tea with pearls”. Here they may dry it, ground it into powder, and make a cake out of it. Or simply boil it.
Many kitchens consist simply of a pot set over stones, fired by dried twigs.
Some do have walk-in closets - but not the type North Americans are familiar with.
Their lighting system may consist of one lone candle. Their entertainment system may consists of a treasured radio, but often cannot afford the batteries to power it.
Their bathroom may consists of 2 tooth brushes stuck in the mud wall.
But the scenery is stunningly beautiful.
Who would like to live here?