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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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Time for Some Good News from Africa

This summer’s news from Africa has been sobering. So I want to share you some good news – but first a bit of background. Since the founding of The BOMA Project in 2005, we have endured three severe droughts. Each … Continue reading

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The Human Element of Our Work

It even rained in Loiyangalani.  As we came into the desert oasis town the steam rose from the evaporating puddles in the road.  Kura pointed out the Turkana settlements on the outskirts of the village.  We splashed through the overflow … Continue reading

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Where There Are Large Herds There is Danger

In the morning I woke early, anxious to be back on the road and on our way to Loiyangalani.  Poor Kura, Omar and Semeji had been up late, talking with Joseph.  I hated to wake them up but Kura was … Continue reading

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Baba Rungu Gets a Blessing

Our journey through Laisamis district continued to be challenging.  The rain had stopped but it took days for the muddy, clay roads to dry out.  We got stuck on numerous occasions but soldiered on and actually made it across the … Continue reading

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Breaking out Plan B

For the full post go to https://bomafund.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/breaking-out-plan-b/ The clouds had been gathering for days before our final night at Sirikoi Camp.  During the early hours, cracks of thunder could be heard in the distance. Lightening lit up the roof of our … Continue reading

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