Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thirsty?....Try this!

It is a Saturday morning in Mutomo town, a market day for the residents. Sellers are noisily singing praises for their wares to attract customers.

Like everybody else, Agnes Mwende is busy setting up her business. Hers is not a popular business. The 45 year old mother of 6 is in the business of selling porridge. Agnes makes traditional porridge and sells it to the local people during the market day .Mwende serves the porridge in rations of Kshs.10, Kshs.15 or Kshs. 20 a cup.

Although nobody knows exactly what component in the porridge helps quench thirst, it is local knowledge that after taking a cup of the foodstuff one can go for a whole day without taking water.

The porridge can be made from maize, millet, sorghum or finger millet...Read more

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