Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Trees of Sand

At dawn we drove out of the village toward the Chalbi Desert, a land of dry volcanic sand that stretches all the way to Ethiopia.  Judy and Ali, as well as a couple of other village friends, all lifetime residents … Continue reading

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Begging is the First Born

At Judy’s home in Kargi there is a stick hut with burlap walls.  It has a dirt floor, a bed made of sticks and a thin foam mattress.  This will be my room for the next two nights. We arrived … Continue reading

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The Face of Food Aid

The town of Marsabit is on the Cape Town to Cairo road, a main artery of the African continent.  Just two hours west of this main road is the village of Kargi, home to numerous clans of the Rendille people. … Continue reading

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The Ominous Falam

When we drove up the western side of Mt. Kulal to reach the village of Gatab, our vehicle had to negotiate the steep sides of the mountain.  Deep gashes in the dormant volcano’s lava flows created jaw-dropping canyons that made … Continue reading

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