Life in Malawi

Collection with 20 media items created by Arjen van de Merwe

06 Dec 2011 05:00

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Life in Malawi 1
Karonga, Nothern Region, Malawi
By Arjen van de Merwe
16 Dec 2013

Cooking Sweet Potatoes
At some point the lagoon used for irrigating the fields of the village ran dry. Investigation showed that the forest in the catchment area had been cut down for firewood. Now the forest is maintained, and cutting is made illegal. The water returned and the fields got irrigated again. Sweet potatoes from the field provide a meal for the family.

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Life in Malawi 2
By Arjen van de Merwe
16 Dec 2013

Sweet Potato Cultivation
At some point the lagoon used for irrigating the fields of the village ran dry. Investigation showed that the forest in the catchment area had been cut down for firewood. Now the forest is maintained, and cutting is made illegal. The water returned and the fields got irrigated again. Sweet potatoes from the field provide a meal for the family.

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Life in Malawi 3
Karonga, Nothern Region, Malawi
By Arjen van de Merwe
16 Dec 2013

Sweet Potato Field
At some point the lagoon used for irrigating the fields of the village ran dry. Investigation showed that the forest in the catchment area had been cut down for firewood. Now the forest is maintained, and cutting is made illegal. The water returned and the fields got irrigated again. Sweet potatoes from the field provide a meal for the family.

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Life in Malawi 4
Karonga, Nothern Region, Malawi
By Arjen van de Merwe
16 Dec 2013

African Woman Growing Sweet Potatoes
At some point the lagoon used for irrigating the fields of the village ran dry. Investigation showed that the forest in the catchment area had been cut down for firewood. Now the forest is maintained, and cutting is made illegal. The water returned and the fields got irrigated again. Sweet potatoes from the field provide a meal for the family.

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Life in Malawi 5
Karonga, Nothern Region, Malawi
By Arjen van de Merwe
16 Dec 2013

Maize Cultivation
At some point the lagoon used for irrigating the fields of the village ran dry. Investigation showed that the forest in the catchment area had been cut down for firewood. Now the forest is maintained, and cutting is made illegal. The water returned and the fields got irrigated again. Sweet potatoes from the field provide a meal for the family.

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Life in Malawi 6
Zingwangwa, Malawi
By Arjen van de Merwe
28 Nov 2011

Construction worker taking his equipment home after a days work in Zingwangwa village, southern Malawi.

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Life in Malawi 7
Zingwangwa, Malawi
By Arjen van de Merwe
28 Nov 2011

Zingwangwa, like most townships in Malawi, has a low population density and plenty of trees.

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Life in Malawi 8
Zingwangwa, Malawi
By Arjen van de Merwe
26 Nov 2011

Street Restaurant in Zingwangwa
Zingwangwa is a low to middle income township of Blantyre, the biggest commercial city of Malawi.

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Life in Malawi 9
Blantyre, Southern Region, Malawi
By Arjen van de Merwe
26 Nov 2011

Toys are too expensive for most townships inhabitants in Malawi, so children invent their own games.
Zingwangwa is a low to middle income township of Blantyre, the biggest commercial city of Malawi.

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Life in Malawi 10
By Arjen van de Merwe
24 Dec 2011

A shop at night in Zingwangwa, a township of Blantyre.
Zingwangwa is a low to middle income township of Blantyre, the biggest commercial city of Malawi.

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Life in Malawi 11
Zingwangwa, Malawi
By Arjen van de Merwe
26 Nov 2011

"Bottle Store" is the local name for a bar. Zingwangwa is a low to middle income township of Blantyre, the biggest commercial city of Malawi.

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Life in Malawi 12
Blantyre, Southern Region, Malawi
By Arjen van de Merwe
29 Nov 2011

hairdressers often work outdoors, because indoors it might be hot.
Zingwangwa is a low to middle income township of Blantyre, the biggest commercial city of Malawi.

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Life in Malawi 13
Zingwangwa, Malawi
By Arjen van de Merwe
29 Nov 2011

Maize porridge is the staple food in Malawi, but roast maize from a charcoal barbecue is a popular snack too.
Zingwangwa is a low to middle income township of Blantyre, the biggest commercial city of Malawi.

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Life in Malawi 14
Zingwangwa, Malawi
By Arjen van de Merwe
07 Dec 2011

Due to a lack of space indoors, exercise is done outdoors in Zingwangwa.
Zingwangwa is a low to middle income township of Blantyre, the biggest commercial city of Malawi.

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Life in Malawi 15
Zingwangwa, Malawi
By Arjen van de Merwe
24 Dec 2011

In a dark corner of the indoor market, the rice trader attracts customers by playing local music on his stereo.
Zingwangwa is a low to middle income township of Blantyre, the biggest commercial city of Malawi.

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Life in Malawi 16
Blantyre, Southern Region, Malawi
By Arjen van de Merwe
26 Nov 2011

Breastfeeding in public is nothing unusual in Zingwangwa, but being photographed during the act might be.
Zingwangwa is a low to middle income township of Blantyre, the biggest commercial city of Malawi.

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Life in Malawi 17
Blantyre, Southern Region, Malawi
By Arjen van de Merwe
07 Dec 2011

At the end of the day, inhabitants of Zingwangwa come home after work, or hustling.
Zingwangwa is a low to middle income township of Blantyre, the biggest commercial city of Malawi.

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Life in Malawi 18
Blantyre, Southern Region, Malawi
By Arjen van de Merwe
07 Dec 2011

In zingwangwa, the electricity is unreliable so many people cook on charcoal. Cutting trees fro charcoal results in deforestation.
Zingwangwa is a low to middle income township of Blantyre, the biggest commercial city of Malawi.

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Life in Malawi 19
Salima, Malawi
By Arjen van de Merwe
07 Feb 2014

Fishing Boats on the Beach of Lake Malawi, Nguwo Village, Senga Bay, Salima, Malawi
A project developer is trying to evict the fishing village for a five star hotel.