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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Mozambique & The Unusual Things Blog

If I haven't already mentioned it, I'm going to Mozambique next May, co-leading an IWU team with my advisor, Steve Pettis. It should be a good time.. and I'm getting excited for the new experience. Earlier today I was researching Mozambique on Google, specifically the coastal cities of Xai Xai and Maputo, where we will be doing all our ministry. I tried finding anything really about our missionaries, the Emmanuel Evangelical Wesleyan Bible College in Xai-Xai, or the Wesleyan outreach center in Maputo - I found nothing on the matter, but I did find this blog: Unusual Things, which is very interesting. In the entry "Top 25 Dirtiest Cities in the World" I discovered that Maputo is number 23.
Located on the Indian Ocean, the Eastern African country of Mozambique suffers from lack of sanitation processes--specifically the lack of a solid waste removal system as well as sewage treatment. The capital city of Maputo feels the worst of these consequences. Piles of garbage line the streets, and the sewage in the river is visibly thick.

I did find these pictures of Maputo on wikimedia:


Keetha Broyles said...

I didn't know you were going to Mozambique next May. Your post made me wonder where Port au Prince fell on the list of dirty cities, 'cause it had sewage running in the storm gutters when we were there in 1984 - - - so I went to the Unusual Things blog list and found it's #4!!!

Joni said...

Just delightful dear sister.....ugh!