Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Moms and kids

Here are some photos of the people I see the most, mothers and children.









Below is a video taken while walking into Narba's compound one morning. It shows a typical scene of kids hanging out and women working.

7 comments:

Merry said...

Oh my gosh!! What beautiful people! How many live in Narba's compound? It's bigger than I imagined it to be. Thanks for sharing!

slim pickins said...

So so beautiful.

Kerry said...

About 20 people live in Narba's compound, I think. Jessica? When you can, maybe you can answer this! Narba's hut is soooo tiny. The round-looking building is a granary where they store the millet stalks. Mariama, Rasida, and Zuera, wives of Narba's sons live in the compound with their children. Right now their husbands are away trying to earn money. But we did meet them this summer.

The child sitting on the ground with sticks and cans is pretending to pound millet, something he sees his mama doing all morning, and it's my favorite little piece of this video.(besides hearing J's voice politely greeting and asking if its ok to shoot the video)

Sarah Lulu said...

Ohhh this photos of mothers with their babies are amazing!

JessicaBliss said...

Hello ladies!

There's Narba, plus her daughter Tchimmo and granddaughter Mariya, plus Zuera and Salla and their five kids Badaru, Sadiya, Rabiatou, Kadir, Rahman, and Miniah, plus Mariama and Omarou and their son Oweli (he's the one playing with the cans), plus Rasida and Shaibou. So that makes...16. Plus me, 17.

Patricia said...

Mothers and their babies are the same all over the World. God's Amazing Love and Beauty!!!

Ayesha said...

hi jessica,
i never got a chance to meet you, my name is ayesha (naye) and i went to daggo with natasha last year through bu. thanks for making this blog, watching this made my day :)