Beside the gasoline station, two men were cutting and bundling thatch for roofs.
First the thatch is cut to length.
After I took the photos, one of the men held out his hand for money for taking the photos.
The 50 mile drive from Chimala to Mbeya is a beautiful drive. There are lots of hills and cultivated fields. The cultivated fields are noticeable in the first photo and in many of the other ones. The main crop along the way is rice.