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Overcoming Challenges – Kaimosi Friends Hospital

A single story building set around a courtyard offers good opportunity for rain water harvesting; on many days while I was there, this was the only source of water. The nearby privatized water plant was malfunctioning. Hand-washing without water is difficult. As Dr Ben … Continue reading

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Samburu Rites of Passage: Becoming Man & Wife

Story 2 – Sammy is a Quaker pastor, 32 years old, now a student at Friends Theological College.  He met his partner Damaris 7 years ago while working as a research assistant 120 km from home; they were introduced by his … Continue reading

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Samburu Rites of Passage: Beading, Female and Male Circumcision

The Samburu, a subdivision of Masais living in the semi-arid North Central Laikipia, are very community minded with several practices that foster cohesion.   There is a circumcision ritual Muratare e Layiok about every 14-15 years; all older boys not in the … Continue reading

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Faith to Embrace Ambiguity

Three months in Africa, really just happened to me, I did not choose it, rather fell into it.  Originally I thought to combine 2 months in India with a month here, however, after looking at travel options, sightseeing and safaris … Continue reading

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Getting Ready

Fixing blog, hiring drivers, reading journals, letters from 17 th century friends, medical materials to carry – a patchwork of things to do as I get ready.  Sitting at the dining room table, a neighbor  Bryan Freeborn who attends meeting helped … Continue reading

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