market reflects the very poor living conditions
The Santa Maria market reflects the very poor living conditions for Machangulo Natives. Situated outdoors in the center of the village, their stalls are rustic tables or directly on the sand. The vendors are always women, here are the only ones that work and take some money home. The women offer what little their meager gardens can produce, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, oranges, bananas, 'a typical homemade sauces neatly packaged in jam jars and bottles of water, and a distilled beverage of fruit called marula tree with a high alcohol content.