Category Archives: Northern Kenya

Under the Shadow of the Sacred Mountain

With the first pale light of dawn, I wake to the sounds of a Northern Kenya morning. Wrapping my kanga around my shoulders, I hurry out to the verandah of my tent to watch the day begin. As I sit … Continue reading

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Welcome to Kenya B

There is a Kenya A and a Kenya B.  If you were to divide the country in half, Kenya A is everything south of  Eldoret in the west and Isiolo in the east.  Kenya B is to the north – … Continue reading

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This Water Belongs in Mombasa

It is inevitable that Kura and I would eventually become increasingly removed from the day to day work that happens on the ground in our region in northern Kenya.  BOMA now has a new field officer, Meshack, who works closely … Continue reading

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A Response to The Hunger Season

The BOMA Project’s response to a post in the Stanford Social Innovation Review:  Roger Thurow is right: Nobody should have to die from hunger. I applaud One Acre Fund and its mission to eliminate the “hungry season” for smallholder farmers … Continue reading

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Elsa’s Grave

I sleep lightly on safari because I don’t want to miss anything.  My eyes are closed, but I hover in a dreamy half-awake state with ears attuned to every sound.  During the middle of the night, the wind died.  It … Continue reading

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The Land Cruiser Plan B Program

Our journey to Samburu take us to the place in Kenya that is closest to my heart.  After passing through the reckless town of Isiolo, the rugged dramatic scenery of northern Kenya stretches out before us.  I imagine that our … Continue reading

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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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Kibera

The Kibera slums of Nairobi are wild.  It is muddy and smelly; it is vibrant and energetic.  Hope lives alongside desperate poverty.  It is a vestige of the flight from rural poverty to urban opportunity where a new world awaits … 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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A quick google of the words famine, drought and Africa brings up a remarkable number of articles and blog posts.  The Guardian in the UK has a terrific blog called Poverty Matters and recent posts include a review of a … Continue reading

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