Sunday, September 13, 2009
Bashir and Mr. Iddi at Kariakoo Market, Dar Es Salaam
Bashir Nkoma and Iddi Ndeke, who are brothers, helped me with all my translation and transportation needs during my time in Dar Es Salaam. They were such blessings to me, I know the hand of God brought us together.
In this photo, Bashir and Mr. Iddi stand inside the entrance to Kariakoo Market in Dar Es Salaam.
Bashir's mother died when he was 8 years old; his father was already gone. Iddi and the extended family raised him with great devotion and care. Because Bashir was so bright, the extended family pooled their money to send him to school. He completed secondary school with honors, and currently works in Reception at the marvelous Palm Beach Hotel in Dar Es Salaam.