Most of the buildings in Nalerigu are simple made of mud bricks. They last a couple years (depending on the severity of rainy season) and then they are rebuilt. Unlike dilapidated homes in the US that slowly fall apart and rot, the mud walls just slowly dissolve until after several years the structure becomes just […]
When I ran into this carpenter in Nalerigu, the sun was setting and he was finishing up his day’s work. He was working on a support beam for his family’s home. He didn’t speak English so we didn’t talk much past the greetings. I did end up setting my camera down and helping him by […]
I hung out at one of the mechanic shops in town the other day, chatting with the young men working there. The sun was going down and the light was nice for portraits.
“He is the lottery agent. She is gambling.” That was the answer to my question asking what was going on. Outside of a family compound was a simple wooden table with a guy seated at it writing down numbers on a carbon copy notepad. A woman leaned over, handed him 50 pesowas (25 cents) and […]
Nalerigu doesn’t have a very reliable power grid, so there aren’t any grocery stores that carry perishable items. You have to wait for market day (every 3 days) to buy fresh vegetables and fruit (though it is quite a limited selection). There is a store by the market that is open all week long and […]
This is 4th year UT medical student Jaclyn Pearson of Nashville, Tennessee on clinic day examining a patient. She has been here in Nalerigu a month and today was her last day. Much like Heidi’s time here as a medical student, she returns to the US with a ton of experience she wouldn’t have received […]
Tommy Harrison has been doing mission work in Ghana on and off for the past 24 years. In the 80s and 90s, he would leave his business in Alabama and come out with his wife to work in Nalerigu for a few months at a time. Several years ago, after his wife passed away, Tommy […]
This is the last audio interview I did while in Ghana this past Fall. In this “Meet People” series I wanted to challenge our blog readers’ traditional views of what a “missionary” is and does. In this interview I talk with Elsie McCall, a 71 year-old teacher, who has been serving for 8 years as […]