Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Land of Ethnic Conflicts, Livestock Raiders and Cheetahs

For the complete blog post go to http://www.bomafund.wordpress.com At 6 am, our group leaves in two vehicles.  I am driving Gumps with Semej and Omar, Kit, Chip and Corwin.  Kura has David, Maina and a dozen other passengers under canvas … Continue reading

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Halhalo and the Bush Dinner

For the full post, go to http://www.bomafund.wordpress.com We have settled into a few nights in the village of Korr, one of the largest settled villages in the Kaisut region with a surrounding population of 14,000 people.  Bound by a need … Continue reading

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Now, Our Husbands Wait for Us

The Korr region is rich with opportunities to photograph the lives of the Rendille people.  In our travels from village to village, we come upon scenes of daily life – a woman skinning a goat that has just died, women … Continue reading

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You See Us, Mama Rungu

After our stop in Lengima village, we drive the two vehicles out into the vastness of the Kaisut Desert.  Low trees and scrub bushes dot the terrain, broken only by cone-shaped volcanic hills and dry river beds.  The huts of … Continue reading

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Please Teacher, Give Us More Instruction

Visitors to northern Kenya, including Kenyans, are always astonished to see a part of Kenya so neglected and poor.  For the few tourists who come to the north, there is the inevitable comparison to the other pastoralists in the south … Continue reading

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Amina Rage Bakes a Cake

For the full post go to http://www.bomafund.wordpress.com After lunch, we drive outside of town to a local campsite with thatched huts, a long drop latrine and real showers that come down from a large water container perched above a small … Continue reading

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Lunch at Ishmaels

For the entire post go to http://www.bomafund.wordpress.com The road from Ndikir to Ngurunit is one of the worst in the district.  Last November I drove this road in the dark, plowing through sand that was at times three feet deep. … Continue reading

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