Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Now there is a novel idea

Here in Spain, the lure of jobs in the city has taken young ladies from their rural towns to move to places like Madrid to find work. It seems that his has caused a problem though because with a shortage of ladies, the small towns’ populations are on the decline.

In 1995, a group called Acocamu set up to promote repopulation of rural towns. They organised parties for single men and women by bussing the ladies in from nearby cities especially for the events.

Apparently the scheme has enjoyed a lot of success and in some cases the meetings have led to marriage. 

I don’t think Bigastro needs to take such measures, from what I have seen there are plenty of eligible young ladies in the town. For whatever reason, my camera seems to be drawn to them on occasions like fiestas!

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