It all began when Pendo, who was cleaning the front veranda, called me and said that two ladies were selling chungu kwa maji/clay pots for water at my gate. Sitting here at my desk, I flicked my hand back at her and said, tell them no thanks. Then I looked up and asked: shingapi/how much? Knowing that as soon as I posed this question, I would be involved; I had as good as bought the items already! She told me that each pot costs Tsh 2500/US$1.57!
I grabbed my purse and once outside and after greeting the ladies, I checked the pots. They were perfectly and beautifully made. I wanted two for my enclosed garden at the back; Pendo had indicated that she needed a vessel for water at her home, so I bought all three. Then Pendo and the two vendors posed for a photo.
When I asked them if they had any more, they said they'd be back on the 15th of November with others. Of course, you can imagine how, when I showed Amanda, Tilla and Rob (all my avid-gardener friends) photos of these pots, they said they also wanted pots when the ladies came past again.
For now, take a look at the pots: the quality and the size. I think you'll agree with me that next time I will offer the sellers a higher price for these goods.
Pendo, left with the two ladies who sold me the clay pots this week
I hope you're all having a great day.