About 9 piles of gravel sit ready for purchase, and atop each one is a man. He has a sack of larger stones he is cracking with a hand-sized boulder.
It is a far cry from the quarry in Kentucky where my high school friend lost her father to a stray rock after a dynamite explosion. In Rwanda is a safer rock, though the gravel maker’s backside might beg to differ.
Kristin King is an author, publisher and co-founder of the nonprofit Future Hope Africa which is based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She is from Kentucky (USA) and lives as an expat in Holland.