Tuesday, September 25, 2012
This little shop is along one of the 'fingers' of the biggest marché in Pointe Noire. We usually park close to this shop and walk to the places we need to buy things from. Inside the shop is full of all varieties and sizes of light bulbs. We buy the light bulbs we need for the elders' apartments and us, here. The woman and her daughter, who run the shop are very friendly and we enjoy visiting with them.
This is the type of vendor people buy their containers for water from. Almost everyone uses these, because even if you have running water - you don't always have it and when you don't, you don't know when you will again!
This is a vendor of DVDs, and usually there is a TV going with one of the DVDs in it and lots of people standing around watching. Sometimes they have the sound turned up so loud it hurts our ears. If you have electricity, you usually have a TV and DVD player, no matter what little else you have. Just having electricity is a luxury, and of course if you have it, you don't have it all the time, and when you don't have it, you don't know how long it will be until you get it again, hence the need for generators, for those who can afford them.