#SERIES# (FIRST TRIP HOME) CHILDREN OF AFRICA, THE YOUNG AND THE OLD, SERIES

Magriet Meintjes

TOLWE, South Africa

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CAPTURED LOCATION: Magalakwene river, Limpopo Province, South Africa
#SERIES#CHILDREN OF AFRICA THE YOUNG AND THE OLD

#SERIES#CHILDREN OF AFRICA THE YOUNG AND OLD

SERIES
CHILDREN OF AFRICA

I have had this in mind for a very long time, doing a series of rural people, the children, mothers and fathers and their way of living in Africa. Some are more fortunate than others, we seem to forget how fortunate we are, join me on this trip and see for yourselfs.
Captured locations are Mozambique and up North in the Limpopo Province, South Africa

THE FAMILY: A familiar face on a Sunday when a the family goes down to the “Magalakwene River” where they collect water for the following week.

Very intesting is the fact that they collect water by first digging a hole in the sand and the water they collect they carefully , not to get sand as well, fill their drums or containers with.
Their only means of transport is the “Donkey cart” that the whole family comes down to the river with. Due to the fact that it must be a supply for 7 days, the father first make two to three trips home with the filled containers, while waiting for his return, the mother fills
the other containers.
During this ritual, the kids make use of the outing and just bath and splash in the water and plays in the sand. I think that is why they dig a hole to collect water and don’t fill up in the stream.
Once all the containers are full at home the father returns to get his family.
This capture was a “first trip” home with the first filled containers.

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