Monthly Archives: February 2010

We Share Ideas

I love my hut in Loglogo. The roof and sides of the hut are constructed by curved branches, lashed with jute and twine, and covered with the ever-present relief food bags and cardboard. Then the roof is finished on the … Continue reading

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Mama Rungu, I Have a New House

Rosemary and Golowa, BOMA’s other Business Mentor from Laisamis village, arrived at the campsite to join me for tea and mandazi. It gave us a chance to review the training program that all of the Business Mentors had attended in … Continue reading

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They Do Not Have to Rely So Much on the Men

Kura and Omar picked me up at dawn and we left the chilly, belching city for the farms and ranches of the Mt. Kenya region. In Nanyuki we stopped to have Gumps lubed and I picked up 3,000 shillings in air … Continue reading

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The Fairview

It was wonderful to finally arrive in Nairobi last night and be met by Ahmed Omar Ahmed, or “Kura” (Swahili for vote), BOMA’s Operations Director, as well as Captain James Neepe. Captain is a retired military helicopter pilot, now a commercial pilot … Continue reading

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Today the Journey Begins

5 a.m., February 20  In about 24 hours I will arrive in Nairobi. This morning I will put together the last of my things. I have two large roll-on duffel bags, one medium-sized duffel bag, a wheeled carry-on bag and my … Continue reading

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Packing List

T-minus one week for departure to Kenya. A pile is starting to grow in my office as I assemble the items from my packing list. It is the same list I have usedfor years and with each trip, it gets … Continue reading

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