The custom

Lost in our society is the dowry custom. In Tanzania this custom is still
alive. When mister Mbawala announced his visit to the Lapperre family
I knew this was the chance I was anticipating on.

The idea of a dowry consists of the principle of compensating the bridal family for the
loss of their daughter. Do not mistake this with any form of emotional rituals, it has pure
basic economic fundaments:

  • Productivity

  • Scarceness of good brides