a village entrepreneur…

This is my first attempt at video blogging. No commentaries or anything, just the video that I took in the village where I have work ongoing. This is the scene at the village centre where people gather early in the morning to chat, get breakfast (like they are preparing in this clip – the food they are preparing is called fufu, made out of boiled yam). What prompted me to take this movie clip was the call that this lady (who, in my opinion, is the biggest entrepreneur in this village) received on her mobile, and instead of stopping her work, she just started talking on her mobile while she carried on preparing fufu. It just seemed incredible to me how she just received this call in the middle of her work, without even stopping what she was doing for a bit, as if it was just a normal thing! And the truth is most of the time I saw her in the village, she was on phone talking to somebody (most likely doing her business deals!). As I mentioned in my previous posts, there is no electricity in the village, and this lady definitely exhausts her mobile phone battery once a day judging by the time she seems to be on the phone. She must spend quite a bit just to keep her mobile fully charged every day! (Another entrepreneur in the village, who recharges mobile phone battery using solar panel charges 5000 cedis (just above 50 US cents) for one full recharge – more on this person in another post!). Well, I hope you enjoy this video…I certainly enjoyed taking it!

You can view/download a slightly better quality version of this video here (desktop) or here (for iPhone).