Solar for Ghana

(Thurs. July 5th)

A new “yevoo” arrived today: David Lettero from Oregon brought all the equipment to install solar panels on a medical clinic in the neighboring village. David and I received a celebratory welcome of dancing, singing, and presenting of gifts: coconuts, tree nuts that have no name in English (they call it ‘eno,’ which means breast) and the most honored gift: palm wine and Schnapps. As the women pulled David and I into the circle to dance, they draped us with fabric so we could be more “appropriate” for this occasion. Thank you, ladies! I don’t mean any disrespect when I come into your midst dressed like a man (wearing pants). Note to self: next time I come to Africa, bring colorful, ankle-length dresses and wraps.

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About Margit Boyesen

Teacher. Photographer. Traveler.

2 responses to “Solar for Ghana”

  1. Weisel-Bosworth says :

    Hi Margit,
    How is the mood of the country in light of the death of John Atta Mills?

    • mboyesen says :

      People here are very sad for the loss of their president, and things are somber but people are moving forward. The VP was sworn in last night, and I hope he’ll be able to serve Ghana with integrity and grace.

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