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The Solar Generation

“Mama Rungu, I am worried about you,” Neiboticho Wambille told me.  “I have some sour milk for you, you must drink some.” “Acho olang, Neiboticho, I am fine.  Just very hot.” I was sitting with Neiboticho and her business partners … Continue reading

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Hot Nights and the Witch Doctor

We left the village of Merrille feeling good about our new Mentor, Christopher Lepaati Meselin.  Engaged and passionate about his work, Christopher covers a large territory and shares our commitment to reach out to the women in the outlying nomadic … Continue reading

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We Will Educate

The rainy season is the most dangerous time, the women of the Nkilepu business group told me.  I didn’t understand.  The rainy season is what everyone hopes for.  It brings accessible fresh water; the grasses start to grow and the … Continue reading

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Poverty is the Worst Form of Violence

Mahatma Ghandi said “poverty is the worst form of violence.” That violence manifests itself in Northern Kenya through people who have poor nutrition and a higher risk of disease. They have a lower life expectancy and inadequate access to healthcare. For children … Continue reading

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Elephants!

It was the sound of flapping that woke me.  I assumed it was a large bird, an owl perhaps, flying up with its prey to the branches above my tent.  But the noise got louder and it was close – … Continue reading

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Mombasa’s Dad

John Ahalei Lomurut, known as Mombasa here in Kenya, is one of The BOMA Fund’s five Agents of Change students attending EARTH University in Costa Rica.  In December, John will be the first Kenyan to graduate from EARTH and he … Continue reading

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Flying across the Kaisut

It was hard to leave Korr.  Despite the suffocating heat, the wind blew, the food and accommodations were great and the friends were many.  Maina and Omar made numerous trips to town, trying to find anyone with some diesel that … Continue reading

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Finding Solutions; Respecting Heritage and Dignity

On the edge of the town of Korr, Amina and Shalom rent out the most amazing huts – tall domed one-room structures made with sticks and branches.  On the outside the roof is covered with burlap and on the inside … Continue reading

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Development is Within Us

Semeji set aside his machine gun to babysit Jessica.  This gave Brown, her mother, the opportunity to fully participate in the morning’s Mentor training session. Semeji is clearly Jessica’s favorite among everyone in our group.  Her dainty feet rarely touch … Continue reading

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