Living in the no man’s land between two warring political parties!

Mosquito control is deeply entangled by community wide processes: the social, political, and environmental.

Over the last two weeks our teams have examined the nature of this work by living on two sets of local islands.

The second democratic election for the Maldives will be held tomorrow, September 6, 2013. For the last two weeks, the team staying on Fulhadhoo of the Southern Baa (Goidhoo Sub-Atoll) have lived in the no man’s land between to warring political parties, or at least to their volume buttons and commitment for redundancy through political songs. Turned to face each other and centered over the Fulhadhoo Guesthouse roof, the unintelligible songs would begin in the morning and end as late as 12:00 a.m.

 

About Trudy Rilling-Collins

Trudy Rilling-Collins, better known as “The Mosquito Lady”, is the founder of Mosquito Lady Consulting, dedicated to replacing chemical pesticides with environmentally responsible solutions.