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Water

We all know how important water is for life in general. However most of us may not always be aware of it, taking water for granted. Just open the tap and it’ll be there! Or not..? In Mali nothing is … Continue reading

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Energy consuming -2-

Having made those nice Excel-spreadsheets I mentioned a while ago, and finding the energy and time to visit the water & electricity company turned out to be just the start of an even more energy consuming process. All numbers and … Continue reading

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Energy consuming..?!

Mali does not (yet) work with a system of an annual bill for water and electricity. Every month a man knocks at the door to read the meters. Even though he does have some electronic device to register the numbers, … Continue reading

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Printing the Malian way

When being in Mali, do it the Malian way, including the company related stuff. So, I already had ordered a stamp, since for Malians no paper is a valid paper if it doesn’t have at least one stamp and a … Continue reading

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The fridge story

Some things are as common in the west as they are uncommon in Mali. Take for instance a simple thing as a fridge. I don’t know of a family in a western country that doesn’t have a fridge in their … Continue reading

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If I were a carpenter…

If I were a carpenter And you were a lady Would you marry me anyway Would you have my baby Malian craftsmen… in only one month time I’ve gathered enough stories on them to fill a few pages. The kind … Continue reading

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