Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Fishing Children of Makamba

Hannah and I drove with some friends down to a small resort just north of Nyanza-Lac in Makamba, the southernmost province in Burundi. Down the beach from where we were swimming was a group of kids, playing in the waves and with each other. The older ones among them jumped into wooden fishing boats, maybe for fun, maybe for practice, or maybe to begin contributing to the family's income. Some of these young fishermen ventured close to us out of curiosity as the sun set.