Thursday, 11 August 2011

Kompoega, Burkina Faso

We spent the night in Kompoega, a small village in Burkina Faso and post of PCV Anna Callahan (a.k.a. Lindsey’s best friend from high school)! It was highly convenient as Anna lived only about an hour and a half outside of Ouagadougou and the village was on the way to Togo, our next stop.

Kompoega, Burkina Faso

As the country sits in the Sahel, cold drinks were necessary! Though Anna doesn’t have electricity at her house, the market area luckily did – even enough kilowatts to host a film club for the community!

After touring the health clinic she worked at, we headed back to say hello to the family that lives in her compound. The rest of the night was spent making dinner (wearing headlamps in the dark of course!) and relaxing. Simple day, but a good day!

Typical Peace Corps photo

In other places, you would take away a knife from a four-year-old. Here, she is the best cook in the family!

Traditional outdoor kitchen

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