Author Country :Tanzania Genre Type :True Story Location :Nyabihanga, Tanzania Year of Publication :0/ Publication : Sub Theme :Wisdom, Cleverness, Youth, Life/ Author Name :Father Joseph Healey, M.M./ Author City :Nyabihanga
For two years I lived with three Tanzanian schoolboys in
what we affectionately called the "Bishop’s House" (a simple mud house with a
tin roof named after the charismatic Bishop Christopher Mwoleka) in Nyabihanga
Village in Rulenge. One Saturday afternoon I was chatting with Thomas, John and
Christopher outside our house. I asked each of them what he would buy if he were
given $150. Thomas said he would buy a portable radio. The boys love to listen
to the disco music from nearby Democratic Republic of the Congo (DCR) and the
Tanzanian soccer games. John said he would buy a bicycle, one of the most prized
possessions in the village. Then he could ride around visiting his friends.
Christopher thought for a long time and finally said: "If I had $150 I would buy
a cow. I would feed the cow until she got big and fat. Then I would sell the cow
for $300 and go out and buy a portable radio and a bicycle."
Yes, even in socialistic Tanzania there are budding