Laundry is a completely different experience here. See for yourself:
A local washing house
Washing clothes in a small river
Washing in a larger river
Drying the clothes
More dryingWe haven’t had to do our laundry this way thankfully. We have borrowed washing machines from the other missionary families here and have hung our clothes on the line everyday, which is more work than at home, but nothing in comparison with how most of the local people have to do their laundry. I’m thankful for the modern conveniences we have in the U.S. and next time I moan about having to wash, dry, and fold another load of laundry (I swear kids triple your laundry output), I will remember the laundry experience here.