HOME SWEET HOME
April 13th, 2015 by Taisei Suzuki
My home for 4 weeks in Macha is located in the compound of Macha Research Trust, founded by Dr. Thuma, the son of the founder of Macha Mission Hospital. It is nearby the hospital, so it is about 5 to 10 minute walk. Macha Research Trust focused on the malaria research, and because of their excellent work, the incidence of malaria in this area has been dramatically reduced.
The compound is very well established – with generator in case of power-cut, and boreholes with water tower so that all housings have drinkable running water. The guesthouse is a duplex with sharing kitchen. Each unit has own bathroom with hot shower, and a bedroom with two beds with mosquito nets. It is very comfortable and quiet. I am very lucky to stay in such an established place in a rural area!
Cooking and laundry are done by yourself. At the local market, you can get some seasonal vegetables, breads, and non-perishable food, but selections are limited. You tend to eat similar meals over and over, but for 4 weeks I do not complain too much. Actually, these vegetables are organic, and if you find them in developed countries, they probably cost much more than here!