The Tribe Shares
Sharing is what the tribe does best. When the Marweahs, our neighbors who lived in the bamboo mat house next to ours, planned to leave Sinoe for a year, the people of the tribe came to them one by one, asking, "What thing must I keep for you?"
They knew the Marweahs could not take all their belongings with them. There are no storage units in the jungle. Liberians say, "I will keep it for you," but in reality we all know it's theirs for good. By the time the Marweahs left their home it was completely empty. Every bed, every chair, every sheet, every knife and fork had been given away. The tribe shares.