Kevin in Liberia

Its Purpose: to raise awareness of current social, political, ethical, and spiritual issues within a relief and development context in Liberia. Its effectiveness is simple: It relies on me, the author, to provide insightful, and often debate-sparking material that will encourage you, the reader to get engaged through comment contributions, emails, and promoting others to read, re-think, and respond to the important issues discussed.

I know not which is most profitable to me, health or sickness, wealth or poverty, nor anything else in the world. That discernment is beyond the power of men or angels, and is hidden among the secrets of your Providence, which I adore, but do not seek to fathom. ~ a prayer by Blaise Pascal

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Things You'll Find on Monrovia's Beaches - "Poo Poo"

As disturbing as it is, its a reality. Many Liberians opt to go "poo poo" on beautiful beaches such as Fisher's Point. Most latrine-building projects are focused in more rural areas of Liberia but I would beg to suggest that parts of Monrovia are just as needing of latrines as some of the people in the bush. For some reason, the beach is a very popular spot for one to do one's business. On my walk down to Fisher's Point I witnessed two people going "poo poo" and many other remnants of business done in the past. Its a sad and disgusting reality for some people here in Monrovia, a reality that all of us have to deal with.


Things You'll Find on Monrovia's Beaches - The Beach

One of Monrovia's finest beaches - Fisher's Point


Things You'll Find on Monrovia's Beaches - The Sea Shell

Of the many natural sea-based items found on Monrovia's beaches, the sea shell is very common.