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Yesterday I was sitting with Mama Mado, telling her I needed to take a moto (motorbike-taxi) to get to Lycee Amani. She said, “What will that cost you, 1,000 francs?” I said, “No WAY! My friend told me that the standard price is 300, but since I’m a Muzungu I wouldn’t be able to negotiate for less than 500.” She and the other mamas were having a good laugh about that, when a moto driver pulled up. Mado promptly told the driver, “This is my friend Sara and she needs to go to Lycee Amani and it will cost her 300 francs!!” He agreed, and before I could BLINK, Mado had paid for my moto ride! I couldn’t believe it! Not only did I get a moto ride for a non-Muzungu price, but my friend Mama Mado PAID for it!!!
Allies, allies everywhere.