Warning: this post does contain one picture with nudity (bare breasts)
The cow chilling with the calf. Life in Nkamandzi is pretty good.
Some extended family came over for the weekend. My bobhuti made swings for everyone to play on.
After dinner, I wanted to capture the moment and the moon. Mostly, the moon.
For host family appreciation day, some trainees donned traditional Swazi dress (lihiya and sidvasha).
I haven’t encountered many training managers. But after being under the tutelage of Yemi, I can confidently say that she’s the best.
My sikhoni, mzala (cousin), and me on host family appreciation day. Photo credit: Timmya D.
Bhuti wami, make wami na mine. (My brother, my mother, and me). Host family appreciation day. Photo credit: Timmya D.
One of the biggest traditions in the world, Umhlanga, celebrates the purity and chastity of young maidens. Also, called the Reed Dance, about 98000 young ladies and girls.
When his majesty, King Mswati III arrives, he arrives! He attended Umhlanga also with dignitaries from Malawi, Mozambique, Angola, Tanzania and, Lesotho to name a few.
Extended family comes to town. Of course, pictures are in order.
Before the host family appreciation day festivities, Nate gets his lihiya (traditional Swazi top dress) on properly with the assistance of a host make.
As we prepared to leave Nkamandzi, another volunteer’s family had some of us over for dinner. Here, Nathalie (left) cooks rice on the open fire with Akirah’s make.
Be kind to yourself.