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Eritrea. Southern Debud Zone. Maiado. Small village in the country.  A.C.O.R.D. (Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development )is an international NGO (non government organisation) which works mostly in Africa. It receives funds from Heks (Inter Church Aid) of Switzerland. A.C.O.R.D. runs a  small credit program in the village. Mrs. Leteghiorgs has been able to set up her retail shop and a small restaurant through the small credit project.  A chicken lays her foot on a flour bowl made out of a wicker basket. The food is cooked daily on a wood stove in the kitchen area, just outside the house.  © 2002 Didier Ruef