Encampment

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The children and women
We left the shepharding children and went on our way. However a few kilometers away there were many tents set up around to the side. We stopped the car to look at them, and we didn't have to wait much  for a number of children to come running up. They were of the same family as the shapharding girls.
An old woman ran along with the kids and they started asking for money and anything they could get. We finally gave in and gave 100 dihams (about 9 euro) for the entire village to the old lady. Unfortunately, these people didn't have the concept of sharing and a couple of the kids went to get their mothers. Two women came out, one pregnant and the other with a newborn baby. They also asked us for money and told us that it was unfair to give it to the old women who couldnt make anything useful of it beause she had no children. we goave another 100 to the woman with the baby and explained that we didn't have anything smaller but she had to share with the other woman, this didn't work at all. The contented ladies then left back to the camp, but the angry third woman got between the diver seat and the door and wouldn't let us leave or close the car door. finally my father had to carefully just move the car forward with the door open.
Never give anyone money.
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The children and women
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