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September 23, 2012 / petrastridfeldt

Picture day 146 – Edison and his little daughter

© Petra Stridfeldt

This is a photograph of Edison and his little daughter who belongs to the Himba tribe and lives in a tiny village called Puros in Namibia. My husband and me become friends with Edison who kindly took us to meet his family. Though Edison was a Himba guy he didn’t wear the traditional Himba cloths and the reason for that was that when he was a child he was chosen to go to school. The few children who have the possibility to go to school will work within tourism and the rest who stay in the village work with the kettle and other day to day work. They will not learn to read and they do not speak English. Edison took us to see his family. We also met his little daughter who was an albino girl and had a very pale skin, which must be very hard in sunny country like Namibia.

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  1. Pat Bailey / Sep 23 2012 2:14 pm

    Being invited into a family while traveling is always exciting and is the most memorable part of my trips. How exciting for you. Great photo.

    • petrastridfeldt / Oct 15 2012 3:06 pm

      Yes I agree as when being invited to a family is when you start to get a hint of the culture in the country.

  2. Luddy's Lens / Sep 23 2012 4:24 pm

    Do you know if they are chosen to go to school specifically to work in tourism, or is tourism simply the most available form of employment?

    • petrastridfeldt / Oct 15 2012 3:08 pm

      I think they had to study tourism as that was the only kind of job they could get in a remote place like this was.

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