Togo faces 1
Everywhere, people were friendly, smiling, and open. It seems as though everyone in Togo can balance huge, heavy things in their heads without batting an eyelash.
Who can say how old these Kara women are or what they have been through in their lifetimes?
Kids the world over at the same and they are all beautiful.
Everywhere in Togo, babies are carried in this fashion while their mothers go about their work.
This lady in the central market in Kara sewed my ripped shorts with this hand driven sewing machine. When I commented that I had never seen a hand driven machine before (only a pedal driven machine like the one my grandmother had) she swung her legs around to show me how small and crippled they were from polio.
At each stop of the microbus, people crowd the windows with food or other goods to sell.
Much of everyday life in Lome and Togo is outdoors, and is communal. The girl on the left was running out of the picture while the others laughed good naturedly.
Neighborhood women across the street from the Airport Motel in Lome