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Fifteen Years Old – Empowered by Education

There are many reasons a Samburu 15 year-old girl might need help to continue her education.  She could have never been sent to school or withdrawn from school to tend her family’s animals. After regular school hours, there was a  Shepherd School teaching 95 … 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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Only One Meal a Week

Micah 6:8 “… And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice (tzadakah) and to love kindness (mercy) , and to walk humbly with your God?” Two days before Mwandani, the feeding of the street people preparations … Continue reading

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Goatherd to Ornithologist

Joseph Aengwo, Following a Dream Joseph, a small 10 year old Turgen boy was out herding goats.  He saw a small group of Mzungus (the tribe with the white bodies) pointing and exclaiming. With the interest of a child he … Continue reading

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Water, Living with Barely enough

In Laikipia, my tap water came directly from the river by a hydrolic ram.  My water to wash my body was collected from rain water and heated by an outdoor woodheater.  My water for cooking was also rain water brought … Continue reading

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Susan Lenantare

I met Susan when we went to tryouts for the Kenyan participants to the British Queen’s jubilee.  She was wearing typical Samburu dress and very self-possessed radiating a simple serene presence. My last trip to the bush, I went with … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Jubilee

On returning from the field and camping, Shanni, the program director invited me to go Naro Maru Lodge, near Mt Kenya to the tryouts for the Kenyan participants to the British Queen’s jubilee in May. Through a connection with a … Continue reading

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