Category Archives: Dining for Women

Tears in Samburu

Thanks to a generous gift from the Segal Family Foundation, BOMA has been able to hire and train a Village Mentor and launch businesses in the Archers Post area of northern Kenya.  The region is adjacent to Samburu National Reserve … Continue reading

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On the Road with Dining for Women

I will have a week of meetings with The BOMA Project staff on this trip but I am also leading a safari for a group of BOMA donors through the national organization, Dining for Women.  In 2010, I  led the … Continue reading

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From Beggars to Lenders

The sun was setting as we gathered in the shade of Amina’s huts in Korr.  Kura had arranged for me to meet with the Bayo Savings Group and I recognized many faces.  Over steaming cups of sweetened goat milk tea, … Continue reading

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This Is Africa

Festus, the Front Office Manager of Sekenani Camp, provides the orientation for the guests before they head to their tents. “We have no fence that surrounds the camp, so you must not walk anywhere, particularly at night, without one of our … Continue reading

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Mama Rungu, They Were Beating Me Around My Shoulders

Mountain Lodge is situated in Mt. Kenya National Park, and while we cannot see the top of the mountain because of the clouds, everyone enjoys the quiet nature of this wooden building overlooking a waterhole. We have whispered conversations over … Continue reading

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BOMA Business Mentors

Semeji, BOMA’s security man, provides a traditional blessing to begin the BOMA presentation of the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) to the DFW group. After each intonation, the group is asked to hold their palms up and as they say … Continue reading

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Umoja and the Lions

The morning after we arrived at Simba Lodge in Buffalo Springs, the adjoining reserve to the flooded Samburu Reserve, we were informed that the Chinese road builders had repaired the bridge over the Ewaso Nyiro. Aleya, our one stranded Mentor … Continue reading

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