The Dry Season in Burundi – Time to Celebrate! I of III (The Poor)

banana beer in local market

Banana beer is frequently on sale in rural markets and is an important micro-enterprise for women who run a brewing enterprise. The goal is a refreshing drink during the heat of day – not a high alcohol item. The seller is pouring beer into a gourd, which the customer will drink with a straw that is generally made from a local reed. I took this photo at a local market in northern Burundi.

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