“Maromba”

“Maromba” is a temporary roof that the riverside dweller builds when the waters
rise higher than normal. When the water rises and reaches the floor of the house the riverside
dweller builds a wooden platform on a higher level. In this new floor he has to build he puts
bedding and other objects that will not get wet to protect the home. This is an extraordinary
situation but life continues in these conditions. The children go to school…

Maromba is a temporary roof that is built when water rise higher than normal. (Leonide Principe)

Maromba is a temporary roof that is built when water rise higher than normal. (Leonide Principe)

Maromba is a temporary roof that is built when water rise higher than normal. (Leonide Principe)

Waters are higher than normal. The house is flooded. Children go to shool. (Leonide Principe)

Waters are higher than normal. The house is flooded. Children go to shool. (Leonide Principe)

Waters are higher than normal. The house is flooded. Children go to shool. (Leonide Principe)

 

… and the grandfather, with no more land, puts the banana cuttings on a floating platform and waits for the water to
recede. The agriculture will continue on when the grounds come back and the waters have all
returned to normal.

When waters rise and cover all lands, the riverside dweller put banana plant on a floating roof and wait waters to lower. Then he plants again. (Leonide Principe)

When waters rise and cover all lands, the riverside dweller put banana plant on a floating roof and wait waters to lower. Then he plants again. (Leonide Principe)

 

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5 Responses to ““Maromba””

  1. Jill Siegel says:

    Incredible Leo! Amazing — life goes on….

    abracos – Jill

  2. Jim says:

    Hi Leo, Incredible photos thank you. Do they expect the water to get any higher? Is this higher than the flood three Years ago?

    • leo says:

      yes, Jim, it is! Already higher. This is not expected at all. The part of Ariau that you know more (the reception, bar, shops) are an half meter below the water and are rising. It is possible that the waters to raise until half of june.

  3. magi says:

    Amazing photograpy Leo! I hope the waters have started to recede now. This is just the beginning of June.

    Great blog Leo!!

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