Monday, April 18, 2011

One man's junk is another man's treasure

Since moving to Papua New Guinea I think twice before throwing "junk"
away...broken umbrellas, ripped up shoes, stained and torn t-shirts,
empty juice containers....A lot of items like these will be put to good
use if I stick them just outside our yard on the side of the road; they
often disappear within minutes.

Our friend, Dariasso, has to walk some distance to get fresh water so
she appreciates getting juice containers from us.

The metal from umbrellas can be used to make fishing spears or needles
for weaving handbags called bilums. (Often bilums are carried on the
head - see the woman in this photo).

1 comment:

Jim said...

Are you going to be able to bring any of the local crafts with you when you come stateside for your furlough? People might love to buy those from you to support your ministry or the locals there.