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biodigestor

That bulbous-like thing is a biodigestor. That balloon is full of bio-gas, or methane gas produced by a mixture of pig poop and water in a cement tank below. The woman who lives in this house uses that gas for a stove in her kitchen, freeing her from slaving over a smokey wood stove all day and having to chop down so many trees for firewood.
independent studying...

April 29th 2007
hello from maggie's world! (sorry cameron. yes, i did copy and paste this from the email I sent you yesterday. hope you'll forgive me) well, here i am in a town called Comitan. yep, i abandoned San Cristobal because it just wasnt working out there and here everything just seemed to fall into place. i am doing my 1 month independent study project with an organization called Educacion para la p ... read more
North America » Mexico » Chiapas » Comitán de Domínguez » Comitan de Dominguez

Mexican Flag The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
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